Delhi Metro is the world’s 12th largest metro system regarding both length and number of stations. It is overcrowded; it’s swarming with pickpockets, and there are frequent technical glitches. Yeah, we know all these things. But, do you know that there are some more amazing things that can blow your mind?
I have discussed some Night out Places In Delhi for tourists in my previous post but We can’t imagine Delhi without metro. In fact, it is the lifeline of Delhi. Here are 13 amazing facts about Delhi Metro.
(1) The female voice In Delhi Metro Announcements, who speaks in English, is Ms Rini Simon Khanna and male voice, who speaks in Hindi, is Mr Shammi Narang.
(2) There are no dustbins inside the Metro stations, except for in and around some shops. Despite this fact, the metro stations are mostly quite clean.
(3) The escalators at all the Delhi metro stations have a unique ‘sari guard’ feature that sidetracks loose clothing like Saris of ladies from getting trapped in the escalator.
(4) The deepest point of the Delhi Metro lies 45 metres down – below the Rajiv Chowk station. It is the airport express, which carries 500,000 passengers per day.
On September 17, 2012, the seepage at the tunnel between New Delhi station and Shivaji Stadium was 17 times more than the permissible limit. The tunnel between New Delhi station and Shivaji Stadium was at the deepest point due to which slight oozing of water had been witnessed.
(5) Fire Retardant Material is used in Metro Trains and Station Premises To prevent Fire
(6) The temporary power lapses where lights and AC go off at certain stations are actual ‘Power Shifts.’
Designated sub-stations a.k.a. neutral zones supply power to the metro since it can not get the required 25000 volts from a single station, We face these temporary power cuts inside the metro.
(7) The DMRC conducts Rainwater Harvesting All Along the Route of the Blue Line
(8) An NGO, Salaam Balak Trust, runs an orphanage at Tis Hazari for the DMRC
(9) Metro Lifts have braille buttons and the lift buttons are placed low for wheelchair accessibility To Help Disabled People
(10) The Rajiv Chowk metro station was not named after Rajiv Gandhi but Rajiv Goswami, a student who opposed against the Mandal Commission job reservation recommendations
(11) Always Have Even Number Of Coaches
(12) The bridge between Pragati Maidan and Indraprastha is the first extra-dossed bridge in India
(13) This is one of the most amazing facts about Delhi Metro. On August 4, 2014, the Delhi Metro set a record by alleviating 27.1 lakh passengers.