Delhi Metro Blue Line extension opened to commuters on March 9, 2019

An extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line from Noida City Centre to Noida Electronic City, was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on March 9, 2109

Prime minister Narendra Modi, on March 9, 2019, inaugurated the 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section, an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line. The completely elevated section with six stations, will benefit the people of Noida and connect the satellite city with the national capital.

“The frequency of trains on this new section during peak hours would be 5 minutes and 26 seconds,” a senior DMRC official said.

See also: Delhi Metro Red Line extension from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda inaugurated

The total length of the Blue Line, after opening of this section will be 56.6 kms, from the earlier 50-km-span that connected Dwarka Sector 21 in Delhi to Noida City Centre. In a statement issued on March 8, 2019, the Prime Minister’s Office said, “The new section will provide a convenient and faster mode of transport for the residents of Noida. It will also decongest the roads and provide an environment-friendly mode of transport.”


Delhi Metro Blue Line: PM Modi likely to inaugurate Blue Line extension on March 8, 2019

Prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, as well as the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Red Line, on March 8, 2019

March 6, 2019: Prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section, an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, on March 8, 2019, official sources said. On the same day, the prime minister is also slated to inaugurate the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section, an extension of the Red Line.

“Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety SK Pathak has accorded the mandatory approval for the commencement of passenger operations on the 6.675-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of the Blue Line, which was inspected on March 4, 2019,” a DMRC official said.

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According to officials, Prime Minister Modi will launch civilian flight operations at Hindon airbase and inaugurate the Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Delhi Metro’s Red Line on March 8. After inaugurating the metro corridor, the prime minister will return to the airbase, where he will launch the civilian flight operations and will then address a public meeting, at an adjacent ground. Sources said, the prime minister is likely to inaugurate the extension of the Blue Line during the public meeting, along with a few other projects. After opening of the two corridors, the Delhi Metro’s span will extend to over 342 kms, with 250 stations.


Delhi Metro Blue Line: Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section inspected for safety

The 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of the Delhi Metro, an extension of the Blue Line, was inspected for safety, paving the way for its opening

March 5, 2019: The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) SK Pathak, on March 4, 2019, inspected the 6.675-km-long Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, a senior DMRC official said. The extension, likely to be inaugurated soon, will immensely help residents of Noida.

See also: Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line to get dedicated pathway with Blue Line

Plans are also afoot to connect the Blue Line with the Aqua Line, through a dedicated pathway and a carriage-way for e-rickshaws, officials had said. There is a distance of around 300 metres between Sector 51 metro station, the terminus of the Aqua Line in Noida, and the upcoming Sector 52 metro station of the Blue Line.


Delhi Metro Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section: Safety inspection on March 4, 2019

The 6.6-km extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, between Noida City Centre and Noida Electronic City, will be inspected for safety on March 4, 2019, paving the way for its opening

March 1, 2019: The 6.6-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of the Delhi Metro, an extension of the Blue Line, will be inspected for safety on March 4, 2019 by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), the paving way for its opening, officials said, on February 28, 2019. This fully-elevated section consists of six stations – Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City.

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“The civil work on the section is over and trials are currently underway. Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) SK Pathak will inspect the 6.675-km-long Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line on Monday,” a senior DMRC official said. The extension will immensely help residents of Noida.

Once operational, the extended corridor will bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida. Sector 52 station is very close to one of the stations on the Aqua Line and its commuters are awaiting last-mile connectivity between the two lines. The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 327 kms with 236 stations in Delhi and its neighbouring cities.

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