Recently, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with experts of nine countries discussed various issues related to automated metro network in coming days in National Capital and shared experiences with stakeholders at a seminar held in Delhi Metro Bhawan.
The need for a reliable public transport and the economic growth has resulted in a rise in demand for time travel. Urban transportation infrastructure in India needs big investment and a massive upgradation.
According to WHO Report-2016, half of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India. It is, therefore, necessary to make public transport attractive so as to retain existing commuters and lure others from private modes, with commuters looking for timely services, convenient journey, easy payment methods and value for money.
India has become the second largest metro market in the world, second only to China.
Presently, 10 metro systems are operational and Greater Noida, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Pune lines are in various stages of construction.
The experts also stated, it is estimated that by the year 2050, 60% per cent of Indians (590 million by 2030) will be living in urban areas. Metro is emerging as a key to fulfilling the demand for urban transportation in India.
Experts from Vienna, Belgium, France, Spain, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Germany took part.