The first standard gauge line of the Delhi Metro, the Inderlok-Mundka section, was inspected on Saturday by a team of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials headed by Managing Director E. Sreedharan.
The 15.10-km-long Inderlok-Mundka line of Phase-II of the Delhi Metro is expected to become operational by the end of this month. According to a DMRC spokesperson, the Managing Director “expressed satisfaction about the overall progress of the section and the operational preparedness of all the stations.”
The spokesperson said the inspection covered the new Inderlok metro station and its integration plan with the existing Inderlok metro station of Line-1 and other metro stations on this line, Ashok Park Main, Punjabi Bagh (East), Madipur, Paschim Vihar (East), Peeragarhi and Nangloi.
“He oversaw the functioning of automatic fare collection gates, station control Rooms, entrances of the stations and other technical rooms essential for the smooth functioning of the stations. He also inspected the Mundka Depot where all the trains running on this line will be kept for maintenance,” the spokesperson said.
Dr. Sreedharan was accompanied by Director (Project) Kumar Keshav, Director (Operation) Raj Kumar, Director (Rolling Stock), H. S. Anand, Chief Project Manager of this line Ajay Goel and other senior DMRC officials.
“All efforts are being made to open this line this month itself after getting all the necessary statutory safety clearances,” the spokesperson said.
The Inderlok-Mundka line will be the fifth line to be made operational. It is also the first standard gauge line of the Delhi Metro and will be known as Green Line.
There are a total of 14 stations on this line -- Inderlok, Ashok Park Main, Punjabi Bagh East, Shivaji Park, Madipur, Paschim Vihar East, Paschim Vihar West, Peera Garhi, Udyog Nagar, Surajmal Stadium, Nangloi, Nangloi Railway station, Rajdhani Park and Mundka. The Inderlok station will work as interchange station for Line-1 and Line-5 whereas Ashok Park (Main) metro station on this line will also act as interchange station for going towards Line-1 and Line-3 when Kirti Nagar-Ashok Park link is also made operational later this year.