Happy news for both people and DMRC is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the Badarpur- Faridabad stretch of Delhi Metro on September 6, a DMRC spokesperson said.
According to the statement by Union Minister and Faridabad Member of Parliament Krishnan Pal Gurjar, September 6 was proposed by them to the PMO for the inauguration of Faridabad metro. However the inauguration is expected to be done between September 6 and September 10.
The fully elevated service which is the extension of ITO-Badarpur line encompasses nine stations Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, earlier on April 2015 has conducted the trial runs of the Badarpur- Faridabad stretch covering 13.87 kilometers.
According to the official estimates, the average ridership on it (Line 6) stands at around 1.92 lakh per day. Once fully operational, Line 6 will span from Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar having a length of 43.4 km, with a total of 32 stations including five interchange stations, namely Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Central Secretariat, Lajpat Nagar and Kalkaji Mandir.
DMRC had made its foray into Haryana five years ago and with this project, the DMRC will further spread its operations in the neighbouring State.