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.
- Chairman- Shri Shankar Aggarwal
- Managing Director - Shri Mangu Singh
- Total No. of Directors - 16
- Nominee of Govt. of India - 5
- Nominee of Govt. of NCTD - 5 (Including MD)
- No. of full-time functional Directors at present including MD - 7
- 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 193 kilometres 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 the of 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 193 operational kilometres
with 140 stations along with six more stations of the Airport Express Link.
The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Gurgaon in Haryana.
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 about 200 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 a roof top solar power plant at the Dwarka Sector
21 Metro station which is producing 500 kWp power. Similar plants will also
come up at more Metro stations, parking spaces as well as residential areas. All
stations of the upcoming third phase of expansion will also be designed as green
In the third phase of Delhi Metro’s construction, the DMRC is in the process
of building another 140 kilometres of Metro lines which will weave a web of
Metro corridors along the city’s Ring Road besides connecting with many other
localities. Metro services will also reach Faridabad and Bahadurgarh in Haryana
for the first time.
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 conducted by
the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), in the year 2011, Delhi Metro has
helped in removing about 3.9 lakh vehicles from the streets of Delhi.