Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday flagged off Dwarka-Najafgarh metro section for passenger operation.
The new Grey Line will connect South West Delhi with the rest of the national capital. The corridor consists of three stations - Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh.
Puri said, “The first section of Delhi Metro opened in 2002 and in 17 years, Delhi Metro has expanded to 377 kilometres. It is one of the most comprehensive and in terms of distance covered, one of the most successful urban transport systems in the world.”
Kejriwal congratulated the DMRC for opening the new section. He said, “Delhi Metro has played a vital role in the development of the city. As the Delhi Metro expands further, more people are likely to shift to metro, thereby, reducing pollution caused by vehicles.”
The Dwarka-Najafgarh line will be further extended to Dhasa, the last post of Delhi bordering Haryana, in due course of time. The 4.2-km route will have 2.7-km long elevated stretch.