Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the extension of the Delhi Metro connecting Badarpur line which will connect the satellite city of Faridabad to the national capital. The 14-km long extension will have nine stations from Sarai to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad, an industrial hub in Haryana.
Highlights of the Extension Line:
The line comprises Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector-28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar stations. All these stations are elevated and located on either side of the Delhi-Mathura Road (NH-2). Two more stations, NCB Colony and Ballabgarh, will be added by 2017.
As per the official report, the total cost of the project was to the tune of 2500 crore rupees. Out of this, 1557 crore rupees was borne by the Haryana Government, while 537 crore rupees was contributed by the Union Government and 400 crore rupees was spent by Delhi Metro.
The most interesting part was Mr. Modi’s participation for a trip after the inauguration party. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh. On this occasion Mr. Modi also interacted with passengers on the Metro, and allowed some of them to take selfies with him.
The nine-station metro corridor which was 95 per cent indigenously built will provide people a safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable, environment-friendly and sustainable transport facility. Furthermore, this extension would allow hassle-free travel for around two lakh daily commuters between the national capital and the industrial hub in Haryana.