'Metro connectivity to Ballabgarh will save time and money'
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Escorts Mujesar to Ballabgarh section of Delhi Metro on Monday. While addressing the gathering in Gurugram, he said that this new connectivity will save time and money of the commuters. Moreover, with the inauguration of the new Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) section of the Violet Line, the entire span of the Delhi Metro network reached 317 km, officials said. With the opening of this 3.2 km segment, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) completed another project in the National Capital Region (NCR). Ballabhgarh will become the fourth city in Haryana to get metro connectivity after Gurgaon, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh. The Prime Minister flagged off the Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) section of Delhi Metro's Violet Line through a remote control, a senior official said.
Connectivity from Escort Mujeshar to Ballabhgarh is very poor even during the day time, public connivance in night is really painful," said Manish Prajapati, a regular commuter to Ballabhgarh.
He said, during the night very few public transports are available. It's a moment of great happiness that the stretch has finally opened for the public, although, it has been delayed a bit but will benefit hunderds of commuters, he added.
With the inauguration of this elevated section, which has two stations -- Sant Surdas (Sihi) and Raja Nahar Singh -- the Violet Line span has become 46.6 km and the total length of the Delhi Metro network now stands at 317 km.
The DMRC said the section will be an extension of the Kashmiri Gate-Escorts Mujesar Violet Line. Currently, 25.8 km of metro lines is operational across Haryana. After the opening of this section, the total length of the network in the state has become 29 km. All trains running on this section have been manufactured in India, according to the DMRC.
Ballabhgarh is an upcoming urban settlement, which is essentially an industrial city. A large number of people travel everyday for their professional requirements from Ballabhgarh to Delhi and vice-versa.
The Raja Nahar Singh Metro station of this section will be integrated with the Ballabhgarh Railway station and the interstate bus terminal of Ballabhgarh directly with a foot over-bridge, which is currently under-construction, officials said.
"A peak hour frequency of six minutes and 48 seconds will be maintained on this section between Badarpur and Raja Nahar Singh on weekdays," the DMRC said. All trains, which till now were operating till Escorts Mujesar, will go up to Raja Nahar Singh. A total of 40 trains will be operational on the entire Kashmiri Gate - Raja Nahar Singh corridor.