The 11.2-km-long fully-elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro's Green Line is set to be thrown open for passengers, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the corridor with push of a button. With this line, Bahadurgarh has become third Haryana city to have DMRC services. Metro lines were already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).
The Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch, with seven stations, is be an extension of the existing Green Line (standard-gauge tracks) from Inderlok to Mundka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the facility through a video-conference facility from the PMO on Sunday. Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the function in Bahadurgarh.
10:23 am: Govt committed to new and smart infrastructure for New India: PM Modi
10:22 am: Delhi Metro has weeded out the need of at least 6 lakh cars and has helped cut emissions: PM Modi
10:21 am: Metro is being developed in 12 states with a cooperation between Centre and state governments: PM Modi
10:20 am: The Metro system is a prime example of our international relations and corporative federalism: PM Modi
10:12 am: We also want to boost Make In India by making coaches of the Metro in India itself. Several nations helped us in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, we are helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro systems: PM Modi
10:10 am: The relation between connectivity and development is evident from the Metro network. The pace at which metro network is spreading across the Delhi-NCR, soon the Delhi Metro would be known as fifth most advanced system after Shanghai, Beijing, New York and London: PM Modi
10:08 am: The new metro line will help students and people of different professions easily commute to Delhi. The new line will lead to new housing projects and new opportunities. Bahadurgarh is know as Gateway of Haryana but this line as come here as a gateway of development: PM Modi at the inauguration of Mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro corridor
10:07 am: I congratulate the people of Haryana and Delhi on the commencement of this new section of the Delhi Metro. It is gladdening to see Bahadurgarh connected with the Delhi metro. This is the third place in Haryana, after Gurugram and Faridabad to be connected like this: PM Modi
10:07 am: PM Modi inaugurates Mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro stretch on Green Line Corridor between Delhi and Haryana
Watch PM Modi's address at the inauguration of new Metro line in Bahardurgarh:
According to a statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the passenger services on the City Park (Bahadurgarh) Mundka metro corridor will begin from 4 PM.
The total running time between Inderlok/Kirti Nagar and City Park (Bahadurgarh) will be about 50 minutes.
Bahadurgarh has a population of about 1.7 lakh and besides having industrial units is also an upcoming educational hub, with many universities and colleges. Mundka too has industrial units, and therefore the new corridor will facilitate to-and-fro travel of people employed there and students who have to travel from Delhi.
After the opening of this corridor, the entire Inderlok-Bahadurgarh section would become 29.64 km long, the DMRC said.
With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 288 km with 208 stations.
In Delhi, stations will be Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan and Tikri Border, while in Haryana, it will be Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park.
(With inputs from PTI)