New Delhi: The Delhi Metro services will start operating between Dilshad Garden in Delhi and New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad in the second week of October. This was announced on Tuesday by Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) Vice Chairperson and District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari.
In the conference, she said that the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) had conducted the trial run which will continue for 15 more days after which the finishing work on Metro stations will be completed.
Recently, the metro services from Lajpat Nagar Metro-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Corridor were inaugurated. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, inaugurated.
The stretch, which is a continuation of the presently operational Majlis Park – Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section, is a major advantage for the shoppers of the city as four major markets of the national capital, i.e, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar will be connected.
This section from Lajpat Nagar to Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh consists of six stations– Sir Vishweshwaraih Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar.
The DMRC has already made forays in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh with networks extending up to Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and Ghaziabad. According to the data shared by the DMRC, the corridors awaiting opening are — Noida City Centre-Electronic City (6.6 km), Dwarka-Najafgarh (4.2 km), Escorts Mujesar-Ballabgarh (3.2 km) and Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda (9.6 km).