DMRC to establish subsidiary company, to strengthen last-mile connectivity in Delhi

[] The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has proposed to establish a subsidiary company, in order to strengthen the last-mile connectivity in the national capital, the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has told a parliamentary panel

The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, on July 23, 2018, said that 52 new metro feeder routes have been identified in five different zones of the national capital – central, east, west, north and south – to provide last mile connectivity and air-conditioned or CNG buses will be operated on these routes, with a frequency of five minutes.

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According to an action taken report on the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Urban Development, which was tabled in parliament, the government has told the panel that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has planned to introduce 530 AC buses, as a cluster service on gross cost model, for providing feeder service in Delhi.

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“In order to strengthen the last mile connectivity, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the DMRC is proposed to be established by the DMRC,” the ministry told the committee in the report. The ministry said that other metro companies are also planning to introduce feeder service, with the help of state transport corporations, in order to provide last mile connectivity. The Metro Rail Policy, 2017, mandates provision of multi-modal integration and first and last mile connectivity, in the detailed project report of new metro proposals.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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