The Delhi Metro is making a big difference and the city proud, thanks to Mr E Sreedharan.
The cost of construction of Phase-1 was Rs 10,571 crores. The value of social and economic benefits like passenger time saved, fuel cost saved, reduction in capital/operating cost of vehicles, will be Rs 10,801.64 crores by March 2012, helping recover the cost two years ahead of schedule.
Here are some impressive statistics according to a CRRI study:
Daily ridership up to 8.5 lakhs/day
57, 953 vehicles off the roads daily
255 accidents, including 51 fatalities to be avoided in 2009
Commuters saving Rs 947.07 crores annually due to reduced time of travel and Rs 180.89 crores due to fuel
Emission of harmful greenhouse gases reduced by 1,31,614 tonnes/year
Similar Metros are needed in other cities too.