DMRC: Blue Line Extension to be inaugurated on March 8

By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Mar 06, 2019

Blue Line Metro Extension from City Centre to Electronic City is to be inaugurated on March 8 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch civilian flight operations at Hindon Airbase.

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) inspection of the route was conducted on Monday. “The civil work on the section is over and trials are currently under way. CMRS Commissioner SK Pathak inspected the 6.67-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line,” a senior DMRC official, said.

Sources said the PM is likely to inaugurate the project during the programme. 

This fully elevated section has six stations – Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City on NH 24.

“City commuters will use this metro line by March 10 and maybe Modi, who is coming on March 8 to Ghaziabad, will inaugurate the metro line as well,” an official said.

Once operational, the extended corridor will bring the Blue Line close to the recently opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida.

The Sector 52 station of the DMRC’s Blue Line is near the Sector 51 station on the Aqua Line, operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), and its commuters are awaiting last-mile connectivity options between the two lines.

Construction work on connecting the two lines through a dedicated pathway and a carriageway for e-rickshaws has started, officials said.


TAGS: Blue Line Metro Extension / City Centre / Electronic City / Hindon Airbase / Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety / CMRS