Safety check of Badli Extn on Nov 4-5, launch delayed
Two successive cancellations of the safety inspection of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section within a month have pushed back the launch of the much-awaited extension of Yellow Line (Line 2).
The 4.9-km section, with three stations – Badli, Rohini Sector 18 and Samaypur Badli – will bring several Outer Delhi areas into the fold of the Metro’s rapidly expanding network.
While initially an announcement was made that the inspection would take place on October 12-13, it was subsequently shifted to October 28-29. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has now decided to inspect the line on November 4 and 5. Safety inspection is mandatory for operationalising any Metro corridor. Both of them were cancelled as the CMRS had requested for a reschedule of the inspection, sources said.
The section will cater to residents of North Delhi areas such as Jahangirpuri, Samaypur, Badli, Transport Nagar, GT Karnal Road and parts of Rohini. It will have an average ridership of at around 30,000.
“The ridership on this route in 2016 as per DPR is expected to be around 7,186 at Badli, 11,133 at Rohini
Sector 18 and 10,262 at Samaypur Badli,” a Metro official said. Trial runs on this section began in July.