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Modi to inaugurate Metro's red line extension on Mar 8

Modi to inaugurate Metros red line extension on Mar 8
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New Delhi: With a motive to provide the aviation connetivity and reducing the load of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch civilian flight operation from Hindon airbase and will also inaugurate the 9.4 km-long Dilshad Garden- New Bus Adda section of Delhi Metro's Red line on March 8, 2019.

The Dilshad Garden-New Bus

Adda section of the Red Line will

be an extension of the 25.09-km Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor, which has

21 stations.

The elevated section comprises eight stations — Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River Station and New Bus Adda. This section will immensely benefit the people of Ghaziabad and connect the satellite city with the national Capital. "Journey from Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda will take about 16 minutes and on entire Rithala-Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda route it will take 57 minutes" DMRC official said. Normally a road commuter on Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda stretch takes roughly an hour due to traffic congestion all along this stretch including GT road.

Trains will be available at a peak

hour frequency of six minutes and 12 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, said

an official.

After the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will span 336.5 km with 244 metro stations. The Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations. As per 2014 DPR, per day ridership projection on this corridor will be 1.2 lakh passengers with New Bus Adda set to become the busiest station which will see daily ridership of 50,000 passengers.

Talking about the uniqueness

of this corridor DMRC official said that unline in any other corridor rail track on six out of eight station on ths line are lies on the middle of the road on elevated platform with station on either

side which are connected by FOBs, which could be used by metro

commuters as well as pedestrians to cross the road.

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