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Red Line: Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda metro line to connect Ghaziabad with Delhi

ANI | Updated: Feb 14, 2019 23:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 14 (ANI): The 9.63 km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Red Line, connecting Ghaziabad and the national capital, is now ready for operations, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said on Thursday.
The section will be an extension of the Rithala-Dilshad Garden Red Line and will comprise of eight elevated Metro stations. 
At present, the 25.09 km long Red Line operates between Rithala and Dilshad Garden. After the opening of this section, 9.63 km long section, the entire Red Line will become 34.72 km.
The stations in this line include Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River Station and New Bus Adda.
This would be the second Metro Line in Ghaziabad after Vaishali and the first Metro link connecting the interiors of Ghaziabad
This corridor will pass through the Sahibabad Industrial Area and will significantly impact the residential areas lying in proximity. The extension of the Metro line will connect residents of Ghaziabad City with various parts of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). 
Currently, commuters have to rely on other modes of transport from Dilshad Garden to reach Sahibabad and further Ghaziabad. Now with an extension of Metro, connectivity to Mohan Nagar from Dilshad Garden would also improve considerably.
For this project, the DMRC carried out operations during the night for 4 to 5 hours.  
Out of the eight stations on this section, six stations (Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, and New Bus Adda) have station buildings on both sides of the main highway and platforms on the central verge along the viaduct i.e. those platforms are not a part of the station buildings but separate.
The stations on this corridor are different from all other stations in the DMRC network. The platforms are connected to each station building with the help of Foot Over Bridge (FOB) on either side except Hindon River station. 
At all stations, except Hindon River, FOB at concourse level comprises of paid and unpaid sections for the use of Metro commuters and general public respectively. At Hindon River station, the FOB is common for both Metro commuters and the general public. 
People who do not wish to use the Metro but want to use the FOB to cross the road can access the unpaid part of the FOB from the station building and reach the other side of the road. 
The Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations.
Under Phase- III, Noida City Centre-Electronic City corridor with six stations is also expected to be opened any time soon.
The 29.7 km long Noida-Greater Noida Metro Corridor (Aqua Line) was inaugurated on January 25. The section is being operated by the DMRC on behalf of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation. (ANI)