The federation of residents welfare associations of NCR demanded early start of metro services from various places in the Delhi-NCR area.
They reasoned that there are many trains which depart from the New Delhi railway station early in the morning and people having booking in those trains face difficulties in reaching station.
They said that the problem can be easily sorted out by advancing the start time of metro operations. Federation of RWAs wrote to chairman of DMRC, Mangu Singh, seeking his attention towards the inconvenience faced by early morning commuters.
It said that there are no public transport services connecting New Delhi station from cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Dwarka that can be availed for reaching there during early morning hours.
The federation suggested that it would be better if the metro trains start departing early so that passengers could catch the trains for places like Lucknow, Agra and cities in Punjab.
P S Jain, president of the body, said that commuters have been using their personal vehicles to reach New Delhi station to avoid exorbitant fare collected by private taxi operators and autos drivers. They also face parking issues at the railway station.
He added that it would be very convenient for the commuters if DMRC considers this demand and make arrangements for early morning start of metro trains.