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In a very hectic schedule Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off three new metro rail corridors in Delhi and Lucknow apart form inaugurating Hindon Airport and laying foundation stone of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor from Ghaziabad.
The Commissioner of Metro Railways Safety (CMRS) has accorded his approval and gave safety clearance to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the 6.6-km long stretch between Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City, an extension of its Blue Line. The DMRC shared this information on Wednesday through a press statement.
“Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety S K Pathak has accorded the mandatory approval for the commencement of passenger operations on the 6.675-km Noida City Centre – Noida Electronic City section of the Blue Line, which was inspected on Monday,” said a DMRC official.
This section is totally elevated with six stations namely Noida Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City, will immensely benefit the people of Noida and connect the satellite city with the national capital.
The Prime Minister Modi is also slated to inaugurate the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section, an extension of the Red Line on March 8.
The DMRC officials said that passenger services on this Red Line section are slated to start on March 9, from 8 am, following the formal inauguration of this stretch on March 8. This section has already been received safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and will take the rapid transit network into the interiors of Ghaziabad for the first time.
At present the DMRC is operating a total Metro Rail Network consisting 327 km long with 236 stations and after opening of these two corridors, it will extend to over 342 km with 250 stations.
On the same day, Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate the entire North-South corridor (Phase 1-A) of Lucknow Metro Rail project from CCS Airport to Munshipulia at the CCS Airport Metro Station.
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