Ghaziabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off metro services between Dilshad Garden in Delhi and New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad on Friday. The corridor was approved for operation by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety SK Pathak after an inspection on February 5.

Executive Director of Corporate Communications in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Anuj Dayal, reportedly said, “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 added that the entire rolling stock will be provided by the DMRC after it is operational.

Here is all you need to know about Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section: 

1) The Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Red Line is 9.63 km-long.

2) This elevated section comprises of eight stations.

3) This section connects Ghaziabad, the satellite city with the national capital. Therefore, it is highly beneficial to the people.

4) The stations covered by the trains under this section are Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River Station and New Bus Adda.

5) This section is an extension of the 25.09-km Red Line or the Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor which consists of 21 stations.

6) With the launch of this section, the entire Red Line is 34.72 km long.

7) About 20 per cent of the total cost incurred for the construction purpose has been borne by the DMRC and the rest by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).

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

(With Agency inputs)