Three new metro line extensions will be opened by Delhi Metro before the current year ends, MetroRailNews has reported. The three extensions will be Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1, Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad Bus Adda and Escorts Mujesar to Ballabhgarh.
Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 will be an extension to the existing metro stretch between Majlis Park and Lajpat Nagar. It covers a stretch of 9.7 kilometres and put the Hazrat Nizammudin Railway station on the metro map.
Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad Bus Adda will be a fully elevated corridor. The second section of the metro will be on the red line. Cost of the project will be Rs 2,210 crores and it is likely to be inaugurated by end of 2018. The extension will increase the length of the red line from 25.09 km to 34.5 km.
The third line, from Escorts Mujesar to Ballabgarh is ready and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (19 November 2018). This section of the metro is 3.2 km long. Ballabgarh will become the fourth city of Haryana to get metro connectivity. In addition to this, the total length of Metro in Haryana will increase from 25.8 km to 29 km.
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