Commuters in Mayur Vihar and adjoining areas will have to wait for three more months to enjoy the comfort of Metro as the DMRC has decided to start operations on the Noida corridor at one go by the end of August.
The DMRC had earlier decided to commission the Noida corridor in two phases. The first from Yamuna Bank-New Ashok Nagar in June and from Ashok Nagar-Noida city centre in October.
"We have decided to commission the Noida corridor at one go. I am confident that the entire stretch till Noida Sector 32 (City Centre) will be opened to public by the end of August," DMRC chief E Sreedharan told reporters at the Yamuna Bank station in New Delhi.
He said the DMRC will commission the line once required number of trains are available and that the Metro was expecting 9 trains to be delivered by the end of June.
"We don't want to use the trains which we will be getting now on this line. The trains will be operated on the Line 2 and Line 3 which are terribly overcrowded," he said.
The DMRC chief said work on the Yamuna Bank-Anand Vihar ISBT line was progressing on "full swing" and it will be operational by December this year.
Sreedharan said the 15 km link between Inderlok-Mundka will be commissioned once the trains for these section arrive from BEML, Bangalore.