PM Modi inaugurates Red Line extension of Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations. After the opening of the two corridors, it will extend to over 342 km with 250 stations.

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Ghaziabad, Metro Rail News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 8, 2019, inaugurated the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of Delhi Metro’s Red Line which will open for public on March 9, 2019 at 8 am.

It will take the rapid transit network into the interiors of Ghaziabad for the first time.

“Passenger services on the Red Line extension from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) in Ghaziabad will start from 8 am on Saturday,” DMRC’s ED for Corporate Communications Anuj Dayal said.

Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section comprises eight stations Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River Station and New Bus Adda.

This section will be an extension of the 25.09-km Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor or Red Line, which has 21 stations. After opening of this section, the entire Red Line will become 34.72 km.

Metro Train Frequency

“Trains will be available at a peak hour frequency of six minutes and twelve 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,” Dayal said.

Ticket office machine

“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,” the DMRC said.

This would be the second metro corridor in Ghaziabad, after the Blue Line, which links Delhi to the neighbouring city in Vaishali.

The extension of Delhi Metro’s Red Line will connect residents of Ghaziabad to with various parts of the National Capital Region (NCR).

“Currently, commuters have to rely on other modes of transport from Dilshad Garden to reach Sahibabad and further to Ghaziabad. Now with extension of metro, connectivity to Mohan Nagar from Dilshad Garden could also improve considerably,” he told reporters during a preview of the new corridor.

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.

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