With an aim to ease the congestion at Delhi's Rajiv Chowk Metro station, a 3.23-km-long metro section from Central Secretariat to Mandi House station was opened for public on Thursday.

Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the train from Mandi House.

This section, which is the first section of Phase 3, has been completed in two-and-half years. Approximately 70,000 new passengers are expected to use the station by 2016.

Trains on this section will run at a frequency of 3.5 minutes.

(This article was published on June 26, 2014)
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