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Badarpur Metro line opens till Sarita Vihar

delhi Updated: Oct 03, 2010 00:33 IST
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The much-awaited Metro service on the Badarpur corridor — Jawaharlal Nehru stadium is one of the stops on this — will be open to public from Sunday morning.

The line, however, will only be operational up till Sarita Vihar. Commuters can use the 15-kilometre line from 8 a.m. onwards, thus enabling them to reach the stadium via Metro for the opening ceremony, said Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials. Ticket holders for the ceremony and other events can travel for free in the Metro.

The line got the green signal for public use after Commiss-ioner for Metro Rail Safety finished its safety inspection on Saturday afternoon.

"Due to the time-constraint, we are not formally getting the service inaugurated by any dignitary. Passenger services will start simultaneously from Central Secretariat and Sarita Vihar at 8 a.m.," a spokesperson for DMRC said.

Services on this line will have a high train frequency — one after every 2.40 minutes — to cater to the rush expected for the Games' opening ceremony.

"The last train for Central Secretariat-bound passengers will be available at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station at 11.24 p.m., while the last train for Sarita Vihar will depart from the station at 11.27 p.m. on Sunday," said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson for DMRC.