Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch of the Delhi Metro Green Line opened
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 11.2km elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor of the Delhi Metro's (DMRC) Green Line via video conference today. Passenger services will start from 4pm. This section is DMRC's third foray into Haryana, after Gurugram and Faridabad. It adds seven new stations to the existing Inderlok-Mundka Green Line. The DMRC network is now 288km long with 208 stations.
All about the new route
The new route will facilitate an Inderlok/Kirti Nagar-City Park (Bahadurgarh) journey in 50 minutes, DMRC officials said. For now, 20 trains will be put into service, with one leaving Mundka for Bahadurgarh every eight minutes. While four new stations lie in Delhi (Tikri Border, Tikri Kalan, Ghevra and Mundka Industrial Area), three are in Haryana (City Park, Bus Stand and Modern Industrial Estate).
Modi wishes Haryana and Delhi on the development
Haryana now has 25.8km of the Delhi Metro network
With this, 25.8km of the DMRC network now lies in Haryana. Apart from connecting Delhi to Bahardurgarh, "this (new) section will also provide connectivity to many suburban areas of Mundka, Ghevra and Tikri Kalan," metro authorities said. Modi inaugurated it using remote control from the PMO. At Bahadurgarh, Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khatter were present for the ceremony.
The Delhi Metro has been on a steep expansion spree
This comes less than one month after the Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir stretch on the Magenta Line opened. This line recorded many firsts, including finally connecting several important landmarks like Terminal-1, IIT and JNU, via metro for the first time. The Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the Pink Line is to be inaugurated in July.