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Modi inaugurates Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda metro, services to open from tomorrow

PW Bureau

This 9.63-kilometre long section has 08 stations: Shaheed Nagar, Raj Bagh, Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River and Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) to Dilshad Garden Metro Corridor on the Red Line of Delhi Metro on Friday. Passenger services on this section will commence from Saturday at 8 am. Modi also travelled in Delhi Metro from Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) to Kashmere Gate Metro Station.
 
This 9.63-kilometre long section has 08 stations: Shaheed Nagar, Raj Bagh, Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River and Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda). This section is an extension of Rithala to Dilshad Garden on Red Line of Delhi Metro network. The extension project was undertaken by TATA Projects-led joint venture.
Work on this line extension commenced in December 2014. This is the first metro line to reach the interiors of Ghaziabad and will be a boon for millions of commuters who travel to Delhi for work or other purposes each month.
Speaking on the inauguration of Delhi Metro’s new line, Rahul Shah, Chief Operating Officer (Urban Infra)  – TATA Projects, said, "We are proud to have executed these projects by adopting latest technologies and constructing in accordance with world-class standards. Executing projects in congested urban areas is always challenging but TATA projects’ used long formworks of 25m length for speedy construction, and minimal disruption to traffic.

Lucknow Metro inaugurates Phase I

On the same day, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) also inaugurated its Phase 1A (Underground) extension constructed by TATA Projects-led JV. This 3.68 km Hussainganj-Hazratganj extension passes through the heart of Lucknow and its bustling areas. Work on Lucknow Metro 1A line commenced on April 2016 with expected completion of around April 2019. However, the sustained efforts of the LMRC and TATA Projects led execution team ensured completion much before schedule. This new metro line includes stations such as Hussainganj, Sachivalaya and Hazratganj. “We are delighted to provide a world-class metro line to Lucknow. The new line will provide a fillip to development, ease commuting and serve nearby communities. Using latest technology, we have ensured completion before the deadline,” said Vinayak Deshpande Managing Director, TATA Projects Limited.