New Delhi: The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) on Friday gave his clearance for the Badarpur-Faridabad stretch of Line 6 of the Delhi Metro Rail Project. If all goes well, the station could be opened to the public by this month end.
The CMRS, however, has sought certain basic conditions to be fulfilled, including adding of more signages. “The mandatory safety clearance by CMRS for opening of the Badarpur-Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) metro section has been received by DMRC subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. Once these mandatory stipulations are complied with, the commissioning of passenger services would be permitted,” a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official said.
The 14-km-long section is an extension of the ITO- Badarpur line (Line 6) of the network, with which the Delhi Metro will make its first entry into Faridabad. Once fully operational, it will span from Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar, a length of 43.4 km.
The line will have a total of 32 stations, including five inter-change stations — Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Central Secretariat, Lajpat Nagar and Kalkaji Mandir. The depot for the section, Arjonda Depot, has been constructed near Sector 20 A.
The extension of the Badarpur-Escorts Mujesar metro route up to Ballabgarh in Faridabad district is expected to become operational by 2017 end.
Apart from the Mujesar terminal station, the upcoming stations are Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewla Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkhal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, and Bata Chowk.