PM to flag off Escorts Mujesar–Raja Nahar Singh section today
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday flag off, through remote control, the Escorts Mujesar–Raja Nahar Singh section of Delhi Metro's Violet Line. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday said the 3.2 km-long section is now ready for passenger operations.
Ballabhgarh, where Raja Nahar Singh station is located, will become the fourth city in Haryana to get Metro connectivity, after Gurugram, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh. After the opening of this extension, the entire Kashmere Gate–Raja Nahar Singh corridor will become 46.6 km-long.
"Currently, 25.8 km of Metro lines are operational across Haryana. After the opening of this section, the total length of Metro network in Haryana will be 29 km. All trains running on this section are manufactured in India," DMRC said in a statement.
"The Escorts Mujesar–Raja Nahar Singh section will be extremely crucial from the point of view of connectivity for Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, south east Delhi and central Delhi areas. Ballabhgarh is an upcoming urban settlement which is an industrial city. Large numbers of people travel everyday for their professional requirements from Ballabhgarh to Delhi and vice-versa," the statement added.
Raja Nahar Singh Metro station, earlier known as Ballabhgarh Metro station, will be integrated with the railway station and the interstate bus terminal in the city directly with a foot over-bridge, which is currently under construction.
"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 statement further said.
All trains, which so far were operating till Escorts Mujesar, will now go up to Raja Nahar Singh. A total of 40 trains will be operational on the entire Kashmere Gate–Raja Nahar Singh corridor, it added.