New Delhi: After the mandatory safety audit being cancelled the first time, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) is going to inspect the extension of the Huda City Centre–Jahangirpuri line to Samaypur Badli on Wednesday and Thursday. The 4.49-km stretch connecting Outer Delhi areas is likely to be opened by next month.
Earlier, the line was to be inspected by the CMRS on October 12-13, which later got cancelled by the commissioner owing to some ‘urgent work’.
Though this extension of the yellow line is relatively smaller with just three stations, it is bound to make commuting easier for lakhs of people residing in areas like Jahangirpuri, Samaypur Badli, Transport Nagar, G.T.Karnal Road, and parts of Rohini. The average ridership on this section is expected to be around 30,000. At present, Jahangirpuri is one of the terminal stations on the yellow line and its commuters have to change multiple trains to get to the heart of the Capital. The three elevated stations under this section are Badli Mor, Rohini Sector 18, and Samaypur Badli.
By 2016, the ridership on this route is expected to touch 7,186 at Badli; 11,133 at Rohini Sector-18; and 10,262 at Samaypur Badli. Once operational, after the trial runs and the mandatory approvals, the length of the yellow line from HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon to Samaypur Badli will be 49 km. The line was earlier set to open in March. Trial runs on the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli corridor began on July 3. The Badli Mor station on the corridor has been designed in a way that the structure will allow expansion under the proposed phase-IV. Under phase-IV, the station will offer inter-change service between the proposed R.K.Ashram-Mukundpur-Janakpuri (West) section that will connect the presently operational Line 2 with Line 7 (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) and Line 8 (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden), which are being constructed as part of phase III.