New Delhi, Aug 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate Badarpur-Faridabad extension of metro services on September 6, Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) said today.
The fully elevated service, extension of ITO-Badarpur line, will cover nine stations Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.
The DMRC had conducted trial runs on the corridor, covering a distance of 13.87 km, in April this year. According to official estimates, presently the average ridership on it (Line 6) stands at around 1.92 lakh per day.
Once fully operational, Line 6 will span from Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar having a length of 43.4 km, with a total of 32 stations including five interchange stations, namely Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Central Secretariat, Lajpat Nagar and Kalkaji Mandir.
DMRC had made its foray into Haryana five years ago and with this project, the DMRC will further spread its operations in the neighbouring state.