Delhi Metro’s Inderlok-Mundka line likely by weekend
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 22:47
  
New Delhi: DMRC's Inderlok-Mundka line, the country's first standard gauge corridor, is likely to be inaugurated this weekend with the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety on Tuesday concluding his two-day inspection of the route.

Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety RK Kardam inspected the 15.1 km corridor that would benefit lakhs of people in the national capital's west and northwest areas.

Though he has not yet given the formal no-objection certificate to the DMRC, official sources said he is likely to give a green signal tomorrow. The launch is likely to take place on Friday.

The corridor, also called the Green Line, will connect two existing stations -- Inderlok (on Dilshad Garden-Rithala line) and Kirti Nagar (on Dwarka Sec 9-Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar line).

DMRC had earlier said it would inaugurate the Inderlok-Mundka line by March 31 as per schedule.

This will be the first standard gauge metro line in the country. DMRC's other lines are broad gauge. This will make the Delhi Metro probably the only Metro in the world, which will operate on both standard gauge and broad gauge in the same city.

Standard gauge lines have a width of 4 feet x 8.5 inches between the tracks while broad gauge lines have a width of 5 feet x 6 inches between the tracks.

DMRC projects that at least 2.5 lakh commuters would be added to Metro's expanding network in the capital by the end of 2010 with the opening of the Mundka-Inderlok line.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 22:47


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