New Delhi, Oct 4 : The Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor of Delhi Metro was formally flagged off on Friday by Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation and Minister of State, Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The flagging off ceremony took place here at Metro Bhawan at 11am and passenger services on the section will commence from 5pm. The 4.295 km-long-corridor comprises of three stations – Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh. This stretch will connect the outer Delhi locality of Najafgarh with the rest of the city.
The Dwarka-Najafgarh Metro corridor, colour-coded the grey line, is on Standard Gauge. Out of the length of 4.295 kms, 2.754 kms are elevated and 1.541 kms are underground. While Dwarka and Nangli are elevated stations, Najafgarh is underground. The Najafgarh Metro station, a dumbbell-shaped station, has come up at the extremely busy Delhi Gate intersection of Najafgarh locality in the Capital.
This section was not sanctioned with the rest of Phase 3 work started in 2015. A peak hour frequency of seven minutes and 30 seconds will be maintained on this stretch. The total travel time on this section will be six minutes and 20 seconds.
With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network has expanded to 377 kms with 274 stations (including the NOIDA –Greater NOIDA Aqua Line). This section is being further extended till Dhansa Bus Stand by 1.18 kilometres. This section is expected to be completed by December, 2020.(UNI)