New Delhi: Trial runs have been started on the 4.295 kilometre long Dwarka – Najafgarh Metro corridor of Delhi Metro. This section comprises of 3 stations – Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh, out of which Dwarka and Nangli are elevated stations while Najafgarh is underground.
- The line is targeted for completion by September, 2019.
- This section is being further extended by another 1.18 kilometres till Dhansa Stand, which is slated for completion by December, 2020.
- During the trial runs, the interaction of the Metro train with physical infringements (civil structure) will be checked to ensure that there is no physical blockage during the movement of the train on the track.
- The signalling trials are expected to begin in the days to come.
- With the opening of this section, the Dwarka Metro station will become an interchange station between Blue Line and Grey Line.
- This will be the third major interchange facility in the western part of Delhi.
- Once the station will operate, travel will be easy for the entire Dwarka Sub-city as well as the people of the Najafgarh and the nearby rural areas.
- With major interchange facility, Dwarka station will be first station with ‘Five platform facility among all the 198 Metro Stations.
About Delhi Metro:
- Presently, the Delhi Metro network consists of about 373 Km with 271 stations.
- The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh in Haryana.
- An average of about 28 lakh commuters use the Delhi Metro every day.
- According to DMRC, in the present phase of Delhi Metro’s construction, the DMRC is nearing the completion of 160 kilometres of Metro lines which has woven a web of Metro corridors along the city’s Ring Road besides connecting with many other localities in NOIDA, Ghaziabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh.