Delhi Metro Pink Line, Magenta Line commuters still facing mobile network issue; DMRC promises resolution by April-end
A DMRC official informed ZeeBiz.com that dedicated teams are working to resolve the issue and the work should be completed by April-end.
Delhi Metro: The recently inaugurated Pink Line and Magenta Line may have added a new paradigm for the Delhi Metro in terms of infrastructure and rolling stock, but it is yet to solve an issue that passengers are facing since it was launched last year. It's notable that the underground stations of the newly inaugurated lines have no mobile network connectivity. Once the metro train goes underground on these lines, the network towers disappear from commuters' mobiles. This causes inconvenience to the passengers, especially to those who wish to make any phone call, send messages using apps like Facebook or WhatsApp or do their office work on smartphones using the internet.
Earlier, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had said to resolve the issue by February end. However, the same is yet to be done. A DMRC official informed ZeeBiz.com that dedicated teams are working to resolve the issue and the work should be completed by April-end.
"The work is in progress. The delay is mainly due to short-availability of time as we have to do the work only during the non-operations hours i.e. during nights. Also, there are technical difficulties as well as we have to secure the power block among other things. So, we have to do work only during a few hours left in the night when trains go for maintenance in depots," said the official.
Earlier in January this year, a senior DMRC official had told ZeeBiz.com that a team of around 300 people is working to install signal boosters on the routes.
Pink Line has a total of 38 metro stations from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. However, at present, the train runs between Majlis Park to Mayur Vihar Phase 1 as the work is under progress on the rest of the route. On the Pink Line, Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Vinobapuri, Ashram, and Hazrat Nizamuddin are underground stations.
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Delhi Metro's Magenta Line connects Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. The Magenta Line has 25 stations of which 23 are underground and two are elevated. The stations are Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrath Puri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, IIT, Hauz Khas, Pancheel Park, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, Nehru Enclave, Kalkaji Mandir, Okhla NSIC, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar, Kalindi Kunj, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, and Botanical Garden.
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