Chronicles of Delhi Metro
now in a coffee-table book
Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) One can now flip through the success story
and the behind-the-scenes technological marvels achieved while
constructing the Delhi Metro network, thanks to a book launched
Monday by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
"A Journey to Remember", the book chronicles the
Metro's history, technology, the team spirit and dedication
that went into its making and its success. The story behind
the construction of technological marvels such as the Chawri
Bazaar Metro station that was constructed underneath the walled
city - the deepest in the system - are part of the publication.
by DMRC chief E. Sreedharan at the DMRC office at Barakhamba
Road, the coffee-table book has 94 high-quality pages and
over 50 photographs, some of them of historical value.
has been priced at Rs.210 to keep it affordable for all sections
and will be available for sale at the Customer Care counters
of all Metro stations, besides the DMRC corporate office at
Barakhamba Road from tomorrow," said DMRC spokesperson
book has a brief description of Metros worldwide. It also
discusses the genesis of the Delhi Metro, which took 32 years
to become a reality since a Mass Rapid Transit Network was
first recommended for the capital city.
addition to its historical significance, the book also covers
in detail the modification of route plans after beginning
of construction and issues regarding the decision to choose
different design techniques, questions about which are often
raised by students who study the transport system," Dayal
has earlier published three books - a souvenir book to commemorate
the first day of operations, a coffee-table book "A Dream
Revisited" and a photo compilation "Images of An
mass transit system of the capital has an existing 65-km network
and it ferries over 700,000 passengers every day.