Soon there would be a new ring over the Ring Road, that of Metro rail, covering north, west and east Delhi — all through a single 56-km corridor. So, one could reach almost about anywhere to anywhere in Delhi via Metro.
The proposed longest corridor — Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar — under phase 3 would become operational in a few years. “The Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar corridor that would have 33 stations, would cover a major portion of the Ring Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road), enabling people to avoid traffic congestions on the Ring Road,” said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).The corridor would connect a number of prominent areas, including Delhi University, GT Karnal Road, Wazirpur Industrial area, South Extension market, Netaji Subhash Place district centre, Britannia Food Factory, ESI Hospital, Rajdhani College, Naraina, Mayapuri, Dhaula Kuan, Moti Bagh, INA market, AIIMS Hospital, Mayur Vihar, Anand Vihar, Welcome and Yamuna Vihar.
“This will be the first corridor of Delhi Metro that would reach out to various parts of Delhi and make Delhi Metro a more dependable mode of public transport,” said Dayal.It would also interconnect the nine existing metro lines, said DMRC sources. The route provides integration at Azadpur (Viswavidyalaya-Jahangirpuri corridor), Netaji Subhash Place (Dilshad Garden-Rithala corridor), Shivaji Park (Inderlok-Mundka corridor), Rajouri Garden (Yamuna Bank-Dwarka corridor), Dhaula Kuan (Airport Express Metro line), INA (Jahangirpuri-Gurgaon corridor), Mayur Vihar Phase 1 (Yamuna Bank-Noida corridor), Anand Vihar (Yamuna Bank-Vaishali corridor) and Welcome (Dilshad Garden-Rithala corridor) enabling commuters to go to all parts of Delhi by metro.
The existing line 2 (Gurgaon-Jahangirpuri) interconnects line 1 (Dilshad Garden-Rithala) through Kashmiri Gate metro station, line 3 (Noida-Dwarka) through Rajiv Chowk and line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur) through Central Secretariat. Similarly, line 3 interconnects line 2 through Rajiv Chowk and line 4 (Yamuna Bank-Anand Vihar) through Yamuna Bank.
This would be the busiest metro line catering to all sections of people, including students, service sector people, business sector people, market goers and industry workers, he said.