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Delhi Metro Grey Line to open today

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The over 4.2 km-long Grey Line of Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network, will be opened for services on Friday, officials said.

The corridor consists of three stations — Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh.

“The Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor of Delhi Metro will be formally flagged off on October 4 by Minister of State (Independent) for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal,” a senior DMRC official said.

The flagging-off ceremony is slated to take place at Metro Bhavan at 12.15 p.m. and passenger services on the section shall commence from 5 p.m., said Anuj Dayal, executive director (corporate communication) of DMRC.

Total of 274 stations

With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 377 km with 274 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line.

“The Grey Line is a standard-gauge section and out of the 4.295 km, 2.57 km is elevated and 1.5 km underground. With the opening of this section, the Dwarka metro station is all set to emerge as an interchange facility that will connect the sub-city with the locality of Najafgarh,” Mr. Dayal said.

Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) Janak Kumar Garg had accorded the mandatory approval for starting passenger operations after inspecting the corridor for safety on Wednesday.

Mr. Dayal said a peak hour frequency of 7 minutes and 30 seconds shall be maintained on this stretch. The total travel time on this section shall be 6 minutes and 20 seconds.

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