Delhi Metro’s 4.4-km long Jahangirpuri, Samaypur Badli extension launch today
The 4.4-km long Jahangirpuri- Samaypur Badli extension of Metro’s Yellow Line, which has finally received the green signal of the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), will be launched on Tuesday.
The safety inspection of the extension that will bring outer Delhi areas into Delhi Metro’s fold had to be cancelled twice as the CMRS requested a reschedule of the inspection.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu will ceremonially flag off services on the line at an event in the Metro headquarters.
“The first ceremonial train will start from Samaypur Badli. Commercial services for the public will begin from 2 pm,” a Metro spokesperson said.
The section, with three stations at Haiderpur, Rohini Sector 18 and Samaypur Badli, will cater to residents of areas like GT Karnal Road, Rohni, Transport Nagar, Badli. It will have an average ridership of at around 30,000.
Currently Jahangirpuri is one of the terminal stations on this line, the other end of which runs till Gurgaon’s Huda City Centre.
With this extension, its length will be 49 kilometres.
The total metro network including the Airport Express Line with the opening of this section will become 213 km with 160 stations.
The total travel time from Samaypur Badli station to Huda City Centre station will be around 1 hour and 20 minutes, a DMRC statement said.