New Delhi: The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has issued safety certificate to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to open its long waited Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor on Green Line (Line-5). Simultaneously, the hope of opening this section for the public (passenger) service soon has increased. However, due to lack of land for the maintenance of Metro trains and Metro Industrial Estates for the parking, the frequency of trains will be reduced. The frequency will increase significantly after completion of Depot construction work at Bahadurgarh. With the opening of this section, this area of Bahadurgarh (Haryana) will be become third one which will be directly connected to Delhi via metro network. Gurgaon (Gurugram) and Faridabad have already been connected to the Delhi metro network.
DMRC has extended the green line between Mundka and Kirti Nagar/Inderlok to Bahadurgarh in Haryana under its Phase-III Project. Under this project, a new elevated metro section has been created from Mundka to Bahadurgarh, for which CMRS had fixed one day safety inspection.
In the evening after the investigation, CPRO Anuj Dayal issued a statement saying that CMRS has approved the introduction of Passenger Service on the new section of the Green Line. For this, CMRS have given certain conditions and have suggested to rectify, after clearing of suggested observations this section will be opened for the public. The dates opening of this corridor will be announced soon by the DMRC.
Another area of NCR will be connected to the Metro network through this corridor of 11.2 km. Through this, people will not only be able to get to Bahadurgarh from the metro but will also connect remote areas like Mundka, Ghera, Tikri Kalan of the exterior Delhi. With the opening of this section, the network of Delhi Metro will also increase to 288 km, which will have 208 operational metro stations. There are 7 new Metro stations on the newly elevated metro section constructed between Mundka and Bahadurgarh corridor.