Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Tuesday gave the mandatory safety clearance to the Central Secretariat – Mandi House metro line, the first section of Delhi Metro`s third phase, which will get operational from June 26.
Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will flag off the train`s inaugural run from the Mandi House station at 9.30 am on June 26, officials said.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today said that the three kilometre long metro line that connects the Central Secretariat Metro station with the Mandi House stop is expected to be functional by this week.
In a press-release, the DMRC today said, “Central Secretariat – Mandi House metro line has received the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and the line is expected to be opened for commercial services for the public this week itself."
This entirely underground corridor is three kilometre long and consists of two stations –Janpath and Mandi House. Mandi House will provide interchange facility with the currently operational Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21 – NOIDA City Centre).
Earlier commuters had to change trains at Rajiv Chowk Metro station to use the Noida-Dwarka line but the opening of this section will provide a huge relief to those travelling on the route to Noida or Dwarka.
The section, which is among the first lines under phase III to be thrown open to public, is expected to benefit 70,000 additional commuters.