The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and its finishing contractors are in the process of applying the final touches on the 13.875 km Violet line’s extension to Faridabad which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on this Sunday, September 6. The entire line has been built on the eastern side of the National Highway 2 (old highway numbering) and consists of 9 stations at Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badhkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk, Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.
The following new images sourced from various locations have been compiled at the local fan page (not official) of the Faridabad Metro.
If you look closely, all stations have been equipped with a Foot Overbridge to allow easy access to & from the other side of the highway. Well played, Delhi Metro..well played! Chennai is in the process of getting its act together. See: Foot Overbridges to Connect 2 Chennai Metro Stations
Meanwhile, trials on the extension continue daily:
I’ve shared the following images before, but just to recap, the line’s trains will be maintained and serviced at the Ajronda Depot:
This image shows the metro line switching from the west side to the eastern side of NH2:
After this extension opens, local residents will not have hitch to a ride on a shared auto or ask to get dropped by family to the Badarpur station to reach different parts of Delhi. While they’ll rejoice the new extension’s opening, I’ll quietly eat some halwa & jalebi to celebrate the Delhi Metro network breaching the 200 km mark!
For more updates on the Delhi Metro, check out the Delhi section of the TMRG!
September 5 Update: To see a visual history of the Faridabad line’s construction, check out: A Look Back at the History of Delhi Metro’s Faridabad Corridor