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Metro's Noida link may start Nov 13

delhi Updated: Nov 07, 2009 20:50 IST

Delhi Metro's Noida link may be opened to the public on November 13, if necessary safety checks are complete, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official said on Saturday.

"The Yamuna Bank-Noida City centre section will be inspected by the Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) on November 10-11. Subject to receiving the clearance from the CMRS, we plan the ceremonial flag-off in Delhi and Noida areas respectively on Nov 12," the metro official said.

"As per our plans, the section would be opened for general public from November 13," the official added.

Last month, the Delhi Metro conducted successful trial runs between Yamuna Bank station in the national capital and 10 newly built stations in Noida.

The 13.1 km stretch will be integrated with the existing 34.3 km Yamuna Bank-Dwarka Sector-9 section.

The DMRC aims to add nearly 53,000 new passengers daily on this new route.

The newly built stations are Akshardham, Mayur Vihar-I and Mayur Vihar Extension in Delhi and New Ashok Nagar, Noida sector 15, sector 16, sector 18, Botanical Garden, Golf Course and Noida City Centre in Uttar Pradesh.

Parking facility is available at the Akshardham, Botanical Garden and Noida City Centre Metro stations.

The Delhi Metro is set to expand from 75 km to 200 km by opening six new lines on its phase II by October 2010.