The Delhi Metro grey line which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh will be opened for public from 5pm in the evening today. Union Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a train on the corridor. Passenger services will commence from the evening. With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 377 km with 274 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line. Speaking at the flagging off ceremony, Kejriwal said people of Najafgarh had been demanding this for a long time, and those living in the rural areas will be benefitted by the corridor, he said.
Here is all you need to know about the Delhi Metro grey line connecting Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor:
1) The over 4.2 km Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor consists of three stations— Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh. After the Dwarka Sector 21 station, now Dwarka will become the second interchange facility in the Dwarka sub-city.
2) Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) Janak Kumar Garg had accorded the mandatory approval for starting passenger operations after inspecting the corridor for safety last week.
3) Dayal said a peak hour frequency of 7 minutes and 30 seconds shall be maintained on this stretch.
4) The total travel time on this section shall be 6 minutes and 20 seconds and three trains shall ply on this section and a fourth train has been planned, he said.
5) An 80 metre passageway connects the old Dwarka station of the Dwarka Sector 21 - Noida Electronic City/ Vaishali corridor or the Blue Line with the new station on the Grey Line, which has come up as part of the extension to Najafgarh.
-With inputs from Agencies