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East Delhi to get Metro from tomorrow

delhi Updated: May 09, 2009 10:18 IST
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Residents of East Delhi will be able to enjoy the comfort of Metro trains from tomorrow as the DMRC will launch its services from the newly-constructed Yamuna Bank station.

The extension of Metro Line 3 and the launch of Metro service from the newly-constructed Yamuna Bank metro station was earlier scheduled for May two, but postponed due to the elections in the national capital.

There will be no function tomorrow as the Model of Conduct is still in force in the country.

The extension of Metro Line 3 will allow the residents of East Delhi locality to enjoy the comfort of Metro.

"The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be extending the existing Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 9–Indraprastha) upto Yamuna Bank, a distance of 2.1 kms, from May 10,".

Metro trains will be available from Yamuna Bank Metro Station from 6 am in the morning upto 11 pm in the night from tomorrow. The frequency of trains will be between 4 to 10 minutes approximately as per the peak hour traffic requirement.

To make travelling easier for commuters, a new Metro Feeder Bus Service will also be started from the Yamuna Bank Station to Mayur Vihar Phase-III.

The DMRC has applied for permission to provide an additional Feeder Bus service from Yamuna Bank to Jheel/Rajgarh Colony. This route will be operational after the permits are received.

A bridge built on Yamuna River connects the Indraprastha and the Yamuna Bank station. The bridge is 698.8 metres long and is located close to the ITO bridge.

"The DMRC has also built a very large parking area at Yamuna Bank which can accommodate upto 400 cars in an area of over 5,000 sq. Mts which will also be operational from 28th April onwards. This will enable people from adjoining areas to park their vehicles at Yamuna Bank to take the Metro," the spokesman said.

The opening of this station is also likely to reduce the road traffic from the two main bridges namely Nizamuddin Bridge and ITO Bridge connecting East Delhi with the rest of the city as both these bridges are major bottleneck points in terms of traffic, especially during the peak hours.

The DMRC is opening the Indraprastha-Yamuna Bank section early to provide relief and convenience to Metro commuters/public who are staying in East Delhi in colonies.

The opening of the Yamuna Bank station will ease the pressure on Line-I(Dilshad Garden-Rithala) as passengers from East Delhi can come directly to Line-III at Yamuna Bank instead of changing lines at Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk to reach line-III.

The commencement of this section will also enable DMRC to open the new Train Maintenance Depot at Yamuna Bank. The DMRC requires the depot to commission and station new Metro trains for trial runs of the Noida extension which is scheduled to start in June 2009.

The Noida line is scheduled to open for the public in October this year.