Noida, Metro Rail News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Delhi Metro’s Blue line Extension, 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section on March 8, official sources said.
The Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City is the fully-elevated section, consists of six stations Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City.
The prime minister is also likely to inaugurate the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section, an extension of the Red Line on same day.
The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has already granted the approval and It will take the rapid transit network into the interiors of Ghaziabad for the first time.
On March 4, 2019, Delhi Metro’s Blue Line extension, Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section was inspected for safety.
“Prime Minister Modi will launch civilian flight operations at Hindon airbase and inaugurate the Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Delhi Metro’s Red Line on Friday” Said officials.
“PM Narendra Modi will arrive at the airbase from Kanpur around 4 pm and head to the New Bus Adda metro station by road,” Said Ritu Maheshwari, District Magistrate.
After inaugurating the metro corridor, the prime minister will return to the airbase, where he will launch
According to the source, the prime minister is likely to inaugurate the extension of the Blue Line during the public meeting, along with a few other projects.
After the opening of the two corridors, it will extend to over 342 km with 250 stations. Currently, The Delhi Metro’s operational network is 327 km with 236 stations.
The extended corridor will also bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida after the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section becomes operational,
The Sector-52 station of the DMRC’s Blue Line is very close to the Sector-51 station on the Aqua Line, operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), and its commuters are awaiting last-mile connectivity between the two lines.
Plans are afoot to connect the two lines through a dedicated pathway and a carriage-way for e-rickshaws, officials had said.
There is a distance of around 300 metres between the Sector-51 metro station, the terminus of the Aqua Line in Noida, and the upcoming Sector-52 metro station of the Blue Line.