Delhi Metro’s much-awaited Gurgaon-Qutub Minar corridor is expected to be thrown open to public by next week with the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety completing his inspection of the line for his mandatory clearance.
Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) R.K. Kardam inspected the 14.47-km-long line connecting the millennium city with south Delhi on Wednesday and Thursday and will give the mandatory no-objection certificate to the DMRC today.
“The physical inspection is over. It went well,” said sources associated with the inspection. Services on the line are likely to be launched sometime next week.
Earlier, the DMRC had planned to inaugurate the entire stretch from Central Secretariat-Gurgaon at one go. But now the 27-km corridor will be thrown open in two phases.
Once the services start, Gurgaon will become the second satellite city to get Metro connectivity after Noida, where it reached last November.
During the two-day inspection, CMRS checked the functioning of the electrification and signalling systems, tracks and all the stations.
DMRC wrote to the CMRS in mid-May asking him to inspect the line after it decided to throw open the 27-km Central Secretariat-HUDA City Centre (Gurgaon) in two stretches. The 13-km line connecting Qutub Minar with Central Secretariat is likely to be opened by mid-July.