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Metro services to Vaishali starts from July 9

india Updated: Jun 28, 2011 23:35 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

The busiest Dwarka to Noida/AnandVihar Metro corridor, which has the highest number of trains running in the Delhi Metro network, will receive two more trains ahead of the opening of 2.57-km Anand Vihar-Vaishali corridor.

The corridor is scheduled to be thrown open on July 9.

"These two trains will be added ahead of the opening of the Ghaziabad section and more trains can be added subsequently depending on the requirements," a DMRC official said.

The upcoming Metro corridor in is an extension of 35-km-long Dwraka-Yamuna Bank corridor (line 3). The route from Yamuna Bank Metro station gets diverted to Noida while the other route, at present, extends up to Anand Vihar (line 4).

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) presently operates 56 trains on line 3 and line 4 which includes 27 six-coach trains. With the opening of Ghaziabad section, the total number of trains running would be increased to 58 to accommodate increased passenger load.

DMRC officials said the frequency of trains would be 3.5minutes to 4minutes during the morning peak hours (8am to 12pm) and evening peak hours (5pm to 8pm).

The two stations at Kaushambi and Vaishali, in Ghaziabad, are expected to be opened for public on July 10, a day after the inauguration, said sources.

According to the detailed project report made by DMRC around 40,000 passengers will use the section.

The majority of the work on the two stations in Ghaziabad is complete and finishing touches are underway on the interior and the exterior of the stations. The trial-runs are already underway on the Ghaziabad section.