Earlier today at roughly 10 am, Delhi’s Chief Minister – Arvind Kejriwal and the Minister of Urban Development – M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Delhi Metro’s 4.4 km Samaypur Badli extension of the Yellow line! In a first, the inauguration ceremony took place at the Metro Bhawan’s auditorium instead of at the Yellow line’s previous terminal – the Jahangirpuri station.
This section includes new stations at Haiderpur, Rohini Sector 18 and Samaypur Badli as shown below:
Commercial operations on the line commenced after 2pm. Here’s an image of the Samaypur Badli station shot an hour ago:
More images will be added here whenever I come across any. In the meanwhile, a bunch of images shot prior to today can be found here: A Look Back into the History of Delhi Metro’s Samaypur Badli Line
With this section inaugurated, the Yellow line from the HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon to Samaypur Badli is now 49 km long while the entire Delhi Metro network is ~213 km long! As per DMRC’s estimates an additional 29,000 commuters are going to use this line, so please brace yourself!
Now roughly 22.25 km of the 159 km Phase 3 project has been opened:
• Violet line’s northern extension to ITO – 4 km
• Violet line’s southern extension to Faridabad – 13.875 km
• Yellow line’s northern extension to Samaypur Badli – 4.373 km
For more updates on Delhi Metro’s Phase III, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!