Delhi Metro’s Extension to Faridabad Inaugurated by PM Modi

The Delhi Metro Violet line’s 13.875 km extension to Faridabad just got inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi at the Bata Chowk station a couple minutes ago! Commercial services on this section will begin at 4 pm after which the Violet line will become 35.175 km long and run services all the way from ITO in central Delhi to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad. Also, the Delhi Metro’s network will finally breach the 200 km milestone and consist of lines totaling 207.8 km!

4 PM Update: Commercial operations have begun!

The 9 stations included within this section have been highlighted in the map below:

Source: DMRC - view full Phase 3 map

Source: DMRC – view full Phase 3 map

The 3.2 km extension from Escorts Mujesar to Ballabhgarh is currently under construction will start functioning in 2017.

Released by DMRC prior to inauguration

Photo released by DMRC prior to inauguration

Sector 28 station - released by DMRC prior to inauguration

Sector 28 station – Photo released by DMRC prior to inauguration

The PM arrived in style - Photo Copyright: PMO India

The PM arrived in style – Photo Copyright: PMO India

Interacting with commuters

Interacting with commuters – Photo Copyright: PMO India

Riding with the DMRC MD

Riding with the DMRC MD – Photo Copyright: PMO India

PM flagging off the metro!

Photo Copyright DMRC

Photo Copyright DMRC

Watch the PM flag off the metro:

More images will be added here when available!

In the meanwhile, check out the Home Page of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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