The 3.2-km-long Escorts Mujesar-Ballabgarh section of the Delhi Metro’s Violet Line, will be flagged off by prime minister Narendra Modi on November 19, 2018, through remote control. With this, Ballabhgarh will become the fourth city in Haryana to get metro connectivity, after Gurugram, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh. After the opening of this extension, the entire Kashmere Gate-Raja Nahar Singh metro corridor will become 46.6 kms long.
“Currently, 25.8 kms of metro lines are operational across Haryana. After the opening of this section, the total length of metro kilometres in Haryana will become 29 kms. All trains running on this section are manufactured in India,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said, in a statement.
“The Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Sigh (Ballabhgarh) section will be extremely crucial, from the point of view of connectivity for the city of Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, south-east Delhi and central Delhi areas. Ballabhgarh is an upcoming urban settlement, which is an industrial city. Large numbers of people travel every day for their professional requirements, from Ballabhgarh to Delhi and vice-versa,” the DMRC added.
The Raja Nahar Singh metro station of this section will be integrated with the Ballabhgarh railway station and the interstate bus terminal of Ballabhgarh directly with a foot over-bridge, which is currently under construction. “A peak hour frequency of six minutes and 48 seconds will be maintained on this section between Badarpur and Raja Nahar Singh, on weekdays,” the DMRC said. All trains, which till now were operating till Escorts Mujesar, will go up to Raja Nahar Singh. A total of 40 trains will be operational on the entire Kashmere Gate-Raja Nahar Singh corridor, it said.