Red Line: Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda corridor to open soon
New Delhi: The 9.63-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Red Line of Delhi Metro, which will connect the satellite city of Ghaziabad with the national capital, is now ready for operations.
This section will be an extension of the 25.09 kms long Rithala to Dilshad Garden Line known as Red Line having 21 stations.
Currently the 25.09 kms long Red Line operates between Rithala to Dilshad Garden. After opening of this 9.63 kms long section, the entire Red Line will become 34.72 kms in length, said in DMRC statement. "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. The total journey from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda will take about 16 minutes, said DMRC official.
There are eight stations on this section out of which, six stations (Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, and New Bus Adda) have station buildings on both sides interconnecting at the concourse level and with station platforms through Foot Over Bridges (FOB).
Shaheed Nagar has building on one side (Ghaziabad to Delhi) and the other side is connected through FOB. The Hindon River station is off road with four floors (Lower Ground level for parking, upper ground level for main station, entry/exit, concourse level for entering paid area and connection of another entry/exit areas across GT-Road through FOB and platform level). Official also said that this would be the second Metro Line in Ghaziabad after Vaishali and the first Metro link connecting the interiors of Ghaziabad.