New Delhi: The Commissioner of Metro Rail
Safety today inspected the Central Secretariat-Qutub Minar
corridor which is likely to be opened by this weekend after
his mandatory clearance.
Kardam inspected the 12.53 km line this morning and will
continue his inspection tomorrow also, sources said.
Once Kardam gives the green signal, DMRC plans to open
the line in two-three days.
The Central Secretariat-Qutub Minar corridor, once
opened, will be integrated with the existing 14.47 km Qutub
Minar-HUDA City Centre line.
The opening of the line would drastically reduce travel
time between Delhi and its satellite city of Gurgaon.
It will take less than an hour for commuters to reach the
Millennium City of Gurgaon from the capital`s shopping hub of
Connaught Place once the line becomes operational, as compared
to at least 90 minutes by road.
The opening of the line will also allow Delhiites to
enjoy a comfortable ride from north Delhi to south Delhi and
vice-versa as the Central Secretariat-HUDA City Centre
(Gurgaon) line will be integrated to the existing Central
The entire 42 km from Jehangirpuri to Gurgaon will be
covered in less than 90 minutes.
The Central Secretariat-HUDA City Centre line, built
at a total cost of Rs 3,720 crore, is expected to add over 3.4
lakh people to the Metro system by 2011.