On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two more stations to the violet line increasing 3.2 kms segment of the metro line. The metro line will now connect Escorts Mujesar with Raja Singh Nagar in Ballabhgarh. People traveling on violet line will have direct connectivity from Kashmiri Gate Metro station to Ballabhgarh in Haryana.
According to our news sources, DMRC said, Delhi metro stations were connected with three Haryana cities that include Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, and Gurugram. Other NCR areas linked to Delhi metro are Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. All trains that were operating till Escorts Mujesar will now go till Raja Nahar Singh. 40 trains will be operational from Kashmiri Gate to Raja Nahar Singh corridor.
PM Modi flagged off the metro from Escorts Mujesar to Raja Nagar Singh in Ballabgarh with a remote control. Officially, the metro train has started functioning on Monday at 5 pm. With this, the Delhi Metro network has now expanded to 317km. On Saturday, SK Pathak, Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety gave a final nod to the extended route of the Violet Line. The elevated route includes two new stations Sant Surdas (Sihi) and Raja Nahar Singh. The Violet Line’s network has now increased to 46.6km.
According to DMRC, all trains running on this section have been manufactured in India. Ballabhgarh is an industrial city and is an upcoming urban settlement; therefore, Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh line will be extremely crucial considering the connectivity for the city of Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Central Delhi and South-East Delhi areas.
People from the area travel every day from Ballabhgarh to Delhi and vice-versa for their professional requirements. Raja Nahar Singh Metro station will be integrated with Ballabhgarh Railway station and interstate bus terminal of Ballabhgarh directly with a foot-over bridge. DMRC officials said, on weekdays a peak hour frequency will be maintained of six minutes and 48 seconds between Badarpur and Raja Nahar Singh.