In recent years, metros have become a lifeline for many Indian states. However, not all states have the same metro facilities as Delhi. Needless to say, Delhi has the best metro system in all of India. But why are people talking about this now?

It’s because a terrible incident that occurred on Tuesday in India’s Silicon Valley left a woman and her 2.5-year-old kid dead when a Namma Metro pillar that was still under construction collapsed on their two-wheeler.

The incident has raised concerns about the quality of the work being done by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). In addition to the lines chosen, which do not effectively address the city’s severe traffic congestion problems, concerns are being raised about why the metro construction has not been finished by the deadline.

Since then, many people have also criticized BMRC for the whole incident. As a result, comparisons are also being made as to why the Bengaluru Metro is not as effective as the Delhi Metro.

So, let’s explore what the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) accomplished that Bangalore Metro officials haven’t been able to:

What makes the Delhi Metro the best?

1. Carefully planned and executed

The Delhi Metro was developed under the direction of E Sreedharan, known as the “Metro Man of India,” and it was successfully finished ahead of schedule.

The DMRC was given permission to engage specialists in their respective professions, make procurement decisions, and manage money to enable the timely completion of the Delhi Metro. The Hong Kong MTRC was also employed by the DMRC as a technical consultant for the project.

2. Delhi Metro’s rapid expansion

Delhi Metro’s physical construction started in 1998, and by 2022, 10 lines with 255 stations will make up the city’s 348.12-kilometer-long metro network.

Better connection is provided by Delhi Metro routes, which cover the whole city and connect it to a number of neighboring national capital area cities, simplifying travel for residents. The Delhi Metro is significantly reducing traffic on highways and relieving pressure on city buses.

3. Delhi Metro routes provide better connectivity

People may commute more easily thanks to the metro system in Delhi, the nation’s capital, which connects the city to other parts of the national capital. The Delhi Metro has significantly lessened road congestion, which has helped city buses operate more efficiently.

Why is the Bengaluru Metro a colossal failure?

Metro man E. Sreedharan blamed the BMRCL’s frequently-changing Managing Directors for the city’s sluggish metro network completion when asked why he thought it had been a difficult challenge to complete the Bengaluru Metro. For the uninitiated, the DMRC had only two MDs in 21 years, whereas the BMRC had seven in the previous 14 years.

He continued by saying that officials running the BMRCL lacked the depth of technical understanding and leadership experience necessary to oversee a project like metro construction. Sreedharan, who blamed the delay on poor management, suggested that a “technocrat” lead the Namma Metro in place of a bureaucrat.

In addition, the project has been held up by a late land purchase. According to Sreedharan, BMRCL loses roughly Rs 1.5 crore for every day of delay in metro development.

Between 2007 and 2022, only two fully operational metro lines serving 51 stations were part of the Namma Metro, which had only started to be built. Bengaluru residents say that there is poor connectivity to key regions of the city on the metro routes. As a result, many individuals continue to be unable to rely on it for their daily journey.


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