Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the 11.2-km long fully-elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro’s Green Line on Sunday. Also Read - My Life, My Yoga: PM Modi Launches Video Blogging Contest for Citizens, Winner to Get Rs 1 Lakh Prize Money
With this, the section will start public operations from June 24. “Commercial services are likely to commence on the Mundka-Bahadurgarh metro corridor from 4 pm on Sunday,” a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official said. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0 Guidelines Out: When Will Delhi Metro Reopen? Only in July | Helpline Numbers Won't be Available Either
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• This would be the DMRC’s third foray into the neighbouring state of Haryana. Metro services are already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).
• The 11.18-km-long section, with seven stations, will be the extension of Mundka-Kirti Nagar/Inderlok Green Line which was started in two phases in 2010 and 2011.
• All seven stations are elevated, of which four are in Delhi and three in Haryana. These are Mundka industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri Border (Delhi) and Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand, and City Park (Haryana).
• After the opening of this corridor, the entire Inderlok-Bahadurgarh section would become 29.64 km long. Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 288 km with 208 stations.
• Haryana already has over 21 km of lines under the DMRC network. With this section, the Delhi Metro section in Haryana will expand to 25.8 km.
• The facade of the Mundka Industrial Area station has been decorated with beautiful terracotta designs. All other stations on the line also have vibrant colour scheme with bright yellow pillars on the platforms.
• All seven stations have been equipped with the latest energy-efficient systems and rated as “platinum” by the Indian Green Building Council for adherence to green building norms.
• With the opening of the Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor, the span of Phase-3 network will expand to nearly 98 km.
• The total network of the DMRC outside Delhi will spread to 39.33 km with 27 metro stations. Another 49.17 km of new lines with 36 stations (including Noida-Greater Noida corridor) is being currently built.
As per sources, the line will be flagged off by PM Modi through video conferencing, while Union urban development minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will participate in the inaugural ceremony in the Haryana part of the section.
The DMRC, however, refused to confirm these details.
(With inputs from agencies)