New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Noida City Centre – Noida Electronic City Section of the Metro on Saturday. The new section will provide a convenient and faster mode of transport for the residents of Noida. The extended metro line will decongest the roads and provide an environment-friendly mode of transport. The 6.6-km long section is an extension of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line. The PM will also unveil a plaque to mark the inauguration of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology. He will unveil the statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya at the campus. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology is under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is located at Knowledge Park-II.

The new six stations which will make the connectivity easier for the — Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City.

“The Prime Minister is slated to inaugurate the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section tomorrow from a rally in Greater Noida. Services will begin the same day at 4 PM,” a senior DMRC official said. The Sector-52 station of the DMRC’s Blue Line is very close to the Sector-51 station on the Aqua Line, operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), and its commuters are awaiting last-mile connectivity between the two lines.

Plans are afoot to connect the two lines through a dedicated pathway and a carriage-way for e-rickshaws, officials said earlier.

PM Modi on Friday inaugurated the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section, an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Red Line, which will open for passengers today. “Passenger services on the Red Line extension from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) in Ghaziabad will start from 8 am on Saturday,” DMRC’s Executive Director for Corporate Communications Anuj Dayal said.

This section will be an extension Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor or Red Line, which has 21 stations. The stations on the stretch are Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River Station and New Bus Adda.