Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) added yet another feather in its cap when the Central Secretariat to Mandi House route was thrown open to public on Thursday.
Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the train from Mandi House station at 9:30 am.
The section is the first line to be become operational under phase III of Delhi Metro, which when complete is expected to benefit 70,000 additional commuters.
The three kilometre-long underground corridor consists of two stations - Janpath and Mandi House -where interchange facility with the currently operational Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21-NOIDA City Centre) is provided.
Earlier commuters had to change at the busy 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.