Friday, 26 March 2010

Delhi Metro wins award in London

The Delhi Metro has been conferred with the 'Most Improved Metro' award at the World Metro Awards held in London. Delhi Metro's managing director E. Sreedharan also received a special mention for his outstanding contribution.

'The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) won the 'Most Improved Metro' award at the 3rd World Metro Awards ceremony in London,' Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal said Friday.

'Our managing director E. Sreedharan was also given a special mention for his 'outstanding contribution to the urban transport industry' during the ceremony March 23,' he added.

The Delhi Metro ferries around 950,000 commuters daily on its network of nearly 96 km. By October, ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, it will access nearly all areas of the national capital as well as suburbs like Gurgaon. Its network will also increase to 190 km.

The World Metro Awards recognise and reward leaders, innovators and pioneers in the global Metro rail industry. Over 250 delegates from 70 Metro companies across 40 countries participated in the event.

The London Metro bagged the award for 'Best Metro in Europe', while the Singapore Metro was adjudged the 'Best Metro in Asia Pacific'.


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