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Modi likely to inaugurate Delhi Metro’s Blue Line extension on Friday

PW Bureau 

The 6.6-km section is a fully-elevated extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, comprising six stations — Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City New Delhi: Apart from Hindon airbase and the Red Line extension of Delhi Metro, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to inaugurate the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of the metro on Friday after it was inspected for safety earlier this week, official sources said. The 6.6-km section is a fully-elevated extension of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, comprising six stations — Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City.

PM to also launch Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section

Modi will also launch the 9.4-km-long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of Delhi Metro’s Red Line. The extension of the 25.09-km Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor has already been given the green light by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) to take the rapid transit network into Ghaziabad’s interiors for the first time. The Prime Minister will inaugurate civilian flight operations from Hindon airbase on the same day. According to District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari, Modi will reach Hindon airbase from Kanpur on Friday and then travel by road to the New Bus Adda metro station. After inaugurating the metro corridor, he will return to the Hindon airbase to launch civilian flight operations and address a public meeting. During the public meeting, Modi will possibly launch the Blue Line extension and some other projects, sources said. At present, the Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations. It will extend to more than 342 km with 250 stations once the two corridors are opened. The extended corridor will also bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line after the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section becomes operational.