Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli Metro Corridor inaugurated
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday added a 4.37-km elevated corridor to its already operational Yellow Line from HUDA City Centre to Jahangirpuri.
Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal formally flagged off passenger services on the extended section, an official said. The Yellow Line, also known as Line 2, of the Delhi Metro now extends from HUDA City Centre till Samaypur Badli with a length of 49 km and three more stations.
With this extension, an estimated 29,000 more commuters would be added to the busy sections of the DMRC.
Naidu complimented the DMRC for finishing the project on time and said other organisations should also follow example of the DMRC. The minister also appreciated the DMRC for taking various environment-friendly measures such as the installation of roof top solar power panels at the stations as well as the provision for rain water harvesting.
Speaking on the occasion, Kejriwal said that DMRC has shown that government agencies can also work efficiently and complete their projects within schedule.
Increasing rush is making Delhi Metro experience like that of “Mumbai locals”, Kejriwal said on Tuesday, eliciting a promise of more coaches and increased frequency of trains from Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu at the inauguration of the Jahangirpuri- Samaypur Badli extension.
Both Kejriwal and Naidu emphasised on the need to work together as ‘team India’. Naidu also accepted CM’s request to change the name of two stations on the newly-launched section. Kejriwal congratulated the Delhi Metro officials for presenting the people with a clean and efficient transport system. Kejriwal described Delhi Metro as a shining example of “cooperative federalism”, saying that if this model is replicated elsewhere, Delhi as a city would benefit.