Good news for South-West Delhi residents, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to start the operation of the grey line corridor between Dwarka to Najafgarh soon. The trial run on the 4.2 km route has already started a few months ago and now the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will inspect the same soon to give the final go-ahead.
The Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor will have three metro stations at Dwarka, Nangali, and Najafgarh. The extension of this route till Dhansa Bus Stand has already been approved and will be completed by mid-2020.
As per the DMRC officials, the Najafgarh station is developed in a dumbbell shape. Earlier, a regular rectangular design was planned but due to space constraints, DMRC comes up with this design. However, the new shape of the station is more innovative and attractive in design.
Giving more information, a DMRC spokesperson said, “We are planning to complete all the formalities by the end of this month or the first week of October. After we receive safety approval by CMRS, the corridor will be open for passenger services. The approval is mandatory before opening the corridor,”
He further informed that the inauguration date will be decided based on CMRS approval.
Delhi Metro Grey Line
One of the shortest corridors of Delhi Metro, the grey line will enhance connectivity to South-West Delhi. It will have two elevated and one underground station. Passengers traveling to Najafgarh from Ghaziabad or Noida or vice versa can interchange at the Blue Line metro station of Dwarka.
The commencement of this corridor will provide big relief to the daily commuters traveling between Dwarka and Najafgarh as the area is highly congested and densely populated.