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Another stretch of Delhi Metro third phase becomes operational

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 28, 2018 Published on May 28, 2018

Union Minister of State Hardeep Singh with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing the media after opening a new Metro route in New Delhi on Monday   -  THE HINDU

Commuting to and from several areas in Delhi and adjoining Gurugram and Noida will become easier with an almost 25-km section of the Delhi Metro becoming operational from 6 am on Tuesday.

The Metro corridor will also connect the airport’s domestic Terminal One for the first time, said a release.

The Kalkaji Mandir–Janakpuri West Magenta corridor of the Delhi Metro was formally flagged off for passenger services today by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh.

“The 24.82-km corridor is the longest stretch opened as part of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 so far. With 16 stations, it will provide Metro connectivity to the national capital’s arterial Outer Ring Road,” the release added.

Delhi Metro now has a network of 277 km. By December, this will reach 380 km.

With this, the entire corridor 38-km corridor between Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden will be operational. Till now, the 12.64-km Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir stretch was operational; now the 24.82-km Kalkaji Mandir- Janakpuri West segment is operational. The segment has a new interchange station at Hauz-Khas, which not only shortens the travel time, but also lowers the fare for many points. Commuters travelling from Gurugram will now be able to change trains at Hauz Khas to reach south Delhi and Noida. Residents of Noida will also get direct connectivity to the domestic terminal of the airport.

Chief Minister Kejriwal congratulated Delhi Metro’s engineers and the people of Delhi for the opening of this line. “This line will bring more comfort for the people and will improve the traffic situation,” he said.

Published on May 28, 2018
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