For implementation and subsequent operation of Delhi MRTS, a company under the name DELHI METRO RAIL CORPORATION was registered on 03-05-95 under the Companies Act, 1956. DMRC has equal equity participation from GOI and GNCTD.
- Managing Director
- Total No. of Directors - 17 (Including Chairman)
- Nominee of Govt. of India - 5
- Nominee of Govt. of NCTD - 5 (Including MD)
- No. of full-time functional Directors at present including MD - 8
- The corporate office of the company is located at Metro Bhawan, Fire Brigade Lane, Barakhamba Road New Delhi - 110001, India
About Delhi Metro
The Delhi Metro has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in the sphere
of mass urban transportation in India. The swanky and modern Metro system
introduced comfortable, air conditioned and eco-friendly services for the first time
in India and completely revolutionized the mass transportation scenario not only
in the National Capital Region but the entire country.
Having constructed a massive network of 231 Km with 173 stations
in record time, the DMRC today stands out as a shining example of how a mammoth technically
complex infrastructure project can be completed before time and within budgeted
cost by a Government agency.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) was registered on 3rd May
1995 under the Companies Act, 1956 with equal equity participation of the
Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and the Central
Government to implement the dream of construction and operation of a world-
class Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS).
The DMRC opened its first corridor between Shahdara and Tis Hazari on
25th December, 2002. Subsequently, the first phase of construction worth
65 kilometres of Metro lines was finished two years and nine months ahead of
schedule in 2005. Since then the DMRC has also completed the construction of
another 125 kilometres of Metro corridors under the second phase in only four
and a half years.
Presently, the Delhi Metro network consists of about 231 Km with 173 stations.
The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh,Gurgaon and Faridabad in Haryana.
With the opening of the Botanical Garden- Kalkaji Mandir section, new age trains equipped with the Unattended Train Operation (UTO)
technology have been introduced. These trains operate with the
Communication Based Train Control(CBTC) signaling technology which facilitate movement of trains in very short frequencies.
The Airport Express link between the Indira Gandhi International Airport and
New Delhi has now propelled Delhi to the league of global cities which have high
speed rail connectivity between the city and the airport.
The DMRC today has 247 train sets of four, six and eight coaches. More
than a hundred trains of six coach configuration and over 60 trains of eight coach
configuration are currently operational.
The Delhi Metro has also contributed tremendously on the environment front by becoming the first ever railway project in the world to claim carbon credits for regenerative braking. DMRC has also been certified by the United Nations (UN) as the first Metro Rail and Rail based system in the world to get carbon Credits for reducing Green House gas emissions as it has helped to reduce pollution levels in the city by 6.3 lakh tons every year thus helping in reducing global warming.
It has also set up roof top solar power plants at many of its stations. All stations of the presently under construction corridors are being constructed as green buildings. In the present phase of Delhi Metro’s construction, the DMRC is in the process of building another 160 kilometres of Metro lines which will weave a web of Metro corridors along the city’s Ring Road besides connecting with many other localities in NOIDA, Ghaziabad and Bahadurgarh.
Apart from providing Delhites with a comfortable public transport option, the Delhi Metro is also contributing significantly towards controlling pollution as well as reducing vehicular congestion on the roads. According to a study, Delhi Metro has helped in removing about 5.79 lakh vehicles from the streets of Delhi.