is a rapid transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the National Capital Region of India. The network consists of six lines with a totallength of 156 kilometers (97 mi) with 132 stations of which 31 are underground. Ithas a combination of elevated, at-grade and underground lines and uses both broadgauge and standard gauge rolling stock.Delhi Metro is being built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail CorporationLimited (DMRC). As of April 2010, DMRC operates around 130 trains daily between 6:00 and 23:00 running with an interval of 3 to 4.5 minutes betweentrains. The trains have four coaches but there are plans to shift to six coach trains toincrease capacity. The power output is supplied by 25-kilovolt, 50 Hertzalternating current through overhead catenary. The metro has an average dailyridership of 1.5 million commuters, and, as of August 2010, had carried over 1.25 billion commuters since its inception.Planning for the metro started in 1984, when the Delhi Development Authority andthe Urban Arts Commission came up with a proposal for developing a multi-modaltransport system for the city. The Government of India and the Government of Delhi jointly set up the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in 1995.Construction started in 1998, and the first section, on the Red Line, opened in2002, followed by the Yellow Line in 2004, the Blue Line in 2005, its branch linein 2009, the Green and Violet Lines in 2010. Subsequently, these lines have beenextended and new lines are under construction in Phase II of the project, includingthe Delhi Airport Metro Express whose opening has been postponed until November 2010 due to safety concerns.
Chairman - Shri Navin Kumar
Managing Director - Dr. E. Sreedharan
Total No. of Directors - 16
Nominee of Govt. of India ± 5