Delhi Metro: Delhi Metro has taken a big decision due to security reasons.
Delhi Metro: Delhi Metro has taken a big decision on Sunday (December 25, 2022) in view of security reasons. DMRC services will not be available between Kalidi Kunj, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh and Botanical Garden. On the other hand, services on all other lines will remain normal as before.
Let me tell you, on Saturday, 20 years of Delhi Metro’s operation have been completed. The Delhi Metro became operational on 24 December 2002, when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee flagged off the first train on the Red Line’s 8.4-km Shahdara to Tis Hazari corridor. Since then the Delhi Metro network has expanded rapidly.
Anuj Dayal, Principal Executive Director, Corporate Communications, had told on Saturday that the expansion of Delhi Metro has been the fastest in the world. Since 2002, more than 380 km of new lines have been added.
Dayal said the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) operates a 391-km metro network with 286 stations on 12 corridors (including Noida-Greater Noida and Rapid Metro, Gurugram) in Delhi-NCR. Currently, the Delhi Metro is the largest metro network in India and among the largest metros in the world with some of the most advanced technologies, such as driverless metro operations on two corridors. The network is being further expanded in the fourth phase project, after completion of which 65 km more network will be added.
On the other hand, construction work is in progress on three corridors of the fourth phase. Two of them are extensions of the existing Pink (Majlis Park to Maujpur) and Magenta (RK Ashram Marg to Japankapuri West) lines, while a new Silver line will connect Tughlakabad to Delhi Aerocity. Today there are 254 Metro stations in Delhi, while the Delhi Metro runs on a total of 12 colored lines. The deepest point of the metro is 45 meters below the Rajiv Chowk station. This is Airport Express.