Traveling to Sahibabad and further into the lanes of Ghaziabad from Delhi has been a tiring affair for passengers until now. The commuters hitherto had to rely on different modes of transport other than the metro to reach their destinations. But now, the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) is committed to making traveling to Ghaziabad a painless experience and hence has taken a significant step in the same direction by further extending the red line that was running between Rithala and Dilshad Garden to the interiors of Ghaziabad.
What’s the buzz?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 9.4 km long stretch between Dilshad Garden and Shaheed Sthal section where the red line metros are now running. This segment which is an extension of the Red Line and now covers a total of 29 stations is a big relief to the travelers navigating between Ghaziabad and Delhi. This metro corridor is the second one in Ghaziabad after the blue line which will connect the residents of Ghaziabad to various regions in NCR.
What should you know?
The passenger services for red line extension began on Saturday at 8 in the morning. This new section on the metro line has eight added stations namely, Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar station, Shyam Park, Arthala, Hindson River Station and Shaheed Sthal. A total of 35 six-coach trains run on the Red Line corridor, traveling via which takes a total of about sixteen minutes (between Dilshad Garden and Shaheed Sthal). Moreover, all the station buildings here have at least two ticket office machines, where one of them is situated at a lower height so as to ensure the convenience of differently abled commuters.
What we think?
We think that this move by the DMRC will make traveling to Ghaziabad less time consuming and more effective. This initiative will prove helpful especially to the commuters who have to travel daily between Delhi and Ghaziabad to reach their workplaces.