New Delhi:  Residents of Vaishali are all set to have a better commutation this summer as Delhi Metro is likely to extend its operations up to the residential hub in Ghaziabad.

The extension work of Anand Vihar line to Vaishali has almost been completed and it could open for public by last week of June.

The civil construction work has been completed and the finishing work at Kaushambi and Vaishali metro stations is in full swing.

According to DMRC officials, Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will inspect the track and signal systems after the trial run would be conducted for 2-3 days in the last week of June. 

With the 2.57 kilometre extension of Anand Vihar –Vaishali line the total length of Yamuna Bank to Vaishali metro line (line 4) would extend up to 8.74 kilometres.

At present almost 90,000 travellers from Ghaziabad use the Anand Vihar metro station every day.

DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said that with this extension, the daily ridership on the Yamuna Bank-Vaishali line is expected to jump by 40,000.

Apart from this it would be more convenient for workers employed in Sahibabad Industrial Area to commute to and from office.

To connect the Sahibabad Industrial Area from both Vaishali and Kaushambi metro stations, a foot overbridge is also being constructed.

Both these stations will come up with appropriate parking facilities. Vaishali station will have a parking capacity of 250 cars whereas Kaushambi will have capacity of parking 100 cars.