New Delhi: Gearing up for its much-awaited
launch, Delhi Metro has invited the Commissioner of Metro Rail
Safety for his mandatory inspection of the Anand
Vihar-Vaishali corridor that will bring the new age transport
to the doorsteps of Ghaziabad.
Night trials of trains on the 3-km link began on June 15
and they have been successful so far, Delhi Metro officials
said, adding trials during day time are expected to start
Metro officials said the documents regarding the safety
inspection were sent to CMRS RK Kardam last week and work on
the corridor is almost completed. Kardam said to a news agency that he has
received the papers.
"I have received documents (regarding the inspection
of the Line). They are under examination," he said. After
examining the papers, the CMRS would give a date for the
Ghaziabad Development Authority officials have said the
line will be opened to public on July 9 but there is no
confirmation in this regard from the Delhi Metro.
Stations on the Line will have a completely different
look and art works will adorn walls of the two stations --
Kaushambi and Vaishali.
With this, Ghaziabad will be the third satellite city
in the National Capital Region (NCR) to get connected with
Metro after Noida and Gurgaon. Currently, residents of
Ghaziabad have to come to Anand Vihar ISBT to board a Metro