Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to gift Delhiites the much-awaited 'Grey Line' of the metro service. The new metro line will connect South West Delhi with the rest of the National Capital on a fasttrack. The Dwarka-Najafgarh line will be further extended to Dhasa, the last post of Delhi bordering Haryana, in due course of time. The 4.3-km route will have 2.7-km long elevated stretch.
During an interaction with the media, Executive of Director DMRC Anuj Dayal pointed out that with the launch of the Grey Line, the total length of metro network will be 377 km in Delhi. The new service, he said was expected to be operational from the first week of October 2019 for public.
“The route will initially have three stations – Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh. It will be further extended to Dhasa,” he said.
“Nangli and Dwarka are the elevated stations while Najafgarh is an underground one. On the elevated stations, we are using solar power as auxiliary energy source for lights and other accessories. This will save us 25 kw electricity per day,” he added.
As informed by Anuj Dayal, three trains will ply with a frequency of 7.5 minutes on the route. One more train will be added to the fleet in near future.
The Najafgarh station will be the longest underground station in Delhi at a length of 288 meter. “Its shape will be simple and unique in itself,” Dayal disclosed.
The route will be connected to a interchange corridor of 80 meter at Dwarka Station. Blue Line commuters would be able to take Grey Line by interchanging at Dwarka station.
“With the addition of Dwarka as interchange point, the total interchange stations will be 28 under the DMRC network. There is a plan to make a multi-model system for transport so that commuters could interchange the mode of transport as well,” said Dayal.