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PM Modi set to launch Faridabad corridor on September 6

Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh inspected the section to check its "final readiness" in this regard on Thursday.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:August 27, 2015, 8:51 PM IST
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PM Modi set to launch Faridabad corridor on September 6
Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh inspected the section to check its "final readiness" in this regard on Thursday.
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New Delhi: Delhi Metro is all set to chug into Faridabad on September 6 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ending years of wait of the residents of the bustling satellite city, DMRC confirmed on Thursday.

DMRC chief spokesperson Anuj Dayal replied in the affirmative on being asked whether the Prime Minister's presence was confirmed or not.

"Yes. It is confirmed," he said. Till yesterday, metro had maintained that Modi was "expected" to inaugurate the 14-km long extension of the Violet Line (Line 6).

Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh inspected the section to check its "final readiness" in this regard on Thursday.

"Managing Director DMRC Mangu Singh inspected the Escorts Mujesar to Badarpur section today morning to check final readiness of the section," Dayal said.

The upcoming section, from Badarpur to the upcoming Escorts Mujesar station in Faridabad, is an extension of Line 6, trial runs to which were conducted in April.

The extension will cover nine stations namely Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.

According to official estimates, presently the average ridership on Line 6 stands at around 1.92 lakh per day. It is expected to go up by another 2 lakh with the launch of the extension.

Once fully operational, Line 6 will span from Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar having a length of 43.4 km, with a total of 32 stations including five interchange stations. DMRC had made its foray into Haryana five years when it enetered Gurgaon and with this project, the DMRC will further spread its operations in the neighbouring state.



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