Delhi Metro’s Grey Line to open to­day

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

New Delhi: The 4.3 km-long Grey Line of Delhi Metro, which will con­nect ur­ban vil­lage area of Na­jaf­garh to the rapid tran­sit net­work for the first time, will be opened for ser­vices on Fri­day, of­fi­cials said. The cor­ri­dor con­sists of three sta­tions — Dwarka (in­ter­change with Blue Line), Nan­gli and Na­jaf­garh.

“The Dwarka-Na­jaf­garh cor­ri­dor of Delhi Metro will be for­mally flagged off on Oc­to­ber 4 by Union min­is­ter for hous­ing & ur­ban af­fairs Hardeep Singh Puri and chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal,” a DMRC of­fi­cial said.

The flag­ging-off cer­e­mony is slated to take place at Metro Bha­van at 12.15pm and pas­sen­ger ser­vices shall com­mence from 5pm, said Anuj Dayal, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor (cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion), DMRC.

With the open­ing of this sec­tion, the Delhi Metro net­work will ex­pand to 377 km with 274 sta­tions, in­clud­ing the Noida­Greater Noida Aqua Line.

“The Grey Line is a stan­dard-gauge sec­tion and out of the 4.3 km, 2.57 km is el­e­vated and 1.5 km un­der­ground. With the open­ing of this sec­tion, the Dwarka metro sta­tion is all set to emerge as an in­ter­change fa­cil­ity that will con­nect the sub­c­ity with the lo­cal­ity of Na­jaf­garh,” Dayal said.

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