Date of Post: 16 Jan, 2019
The 9.63 km long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Delhi Metro’s Red Line is set to be inaugurated “very soon”, marking the Delhi Metro’s foray into interiors of Ghaziabad. This elevated section, comprising 8 stations will immensely benefit the people of Ghaziabad and connect the satellite city with the national capital.
The 8 stations are-
- Shahid Nagar
- Raj Bagh
- Rajendra Nagar
- Shyam Park
- Mohan Nagar
- Hindon River Station
- New Bus Adda
- Kanchan Verma Vice-Chairperson of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) said,”We are awaiting for the exact date for the event from the Uttar Pradesh government. But, it will be done very soon, and preparations are underway, meanwhile.”
- This section will be an extension of the 25.09-km Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor (Red Line), which has 21 stations.
- After opening of this section, the entire Red Line will become 34.72 km.
- Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said,”Trains will be available at a peak hour frequency of 6 minutes and 12 seconds on the Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section. A total of 35 six-coach trains will be used on the entire Rithala-New Bus Adda Red corridor. The total journey from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda will take about 16 minutes.”
- Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) S K Pathak had approved the corridor for operation after inspecting it on February 5.
- The DMRC said,”All the station buildings have at least two TOM (Ticket Office Machine) counters with one counter located at a lower height for facility of differently-abled commuters.”
- This would be the 2nd metro corridor in Ghaziabad, after the Blue Line, which links Delhi to the neighbouring city in Vaishali.
- Dayal said,”The new corridor will be the first metro link connecting the interiors of Ghaziabad. It will pass through the Sahibabad Industrial Area and will significantly impact the residential areas lying in proximity.”
- After the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will span 336.6 km with 244 metro stations.
- The DMRC’s span in Uttar Pradesh would be 52.85 km.
- The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations.
- Under Phase-3, so far 136.62 km of network has been opened, and 10.97 km od the span would be left – Noida City Centre Electronic City (6.6 km) and Dwarka Najafgarh (4.2 km).
- The official said,”Noida City Centre – Electronic City corridor with six stations is also expected to be opened any time soon.”
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