New Delhi: In a bid to facilitate those who commute everyday between Rohini and Dwarka, the DMRC has started the operations of Metro trains from the Kirti Nagar-Ashok Park Main extension of the Inderlok-Mundka line.

With the beginning of operation on the Kirti Nagar to Ashok Park Main Metro line, the DMRC has formally completed its work on the second phase.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the line on Saturday, and the link was made operational for public at 3pm.

According DMRC, the link will not only help in saving travel time between Dwarka , Rohini and Mundka but also lower down fares by more than 50% to many destinations.

It may be noted that the trial of Metro from Kirti Nagar via Ashok Park Main to Inderlok began on July 14. The 3.3 km long line has been developed at the cost of Rs 400 crore.

Metro Rail Safety Commissioner RK Kadam on Friday gave a nod to operate trains on this route after reviewing the security arrangements on Wednesday.

The extension, connecting three metro lines, will reduce the travel time and fare for those commuting between west and east Delhi and Noida. As the two stations on this section - Kirti Nagar and Satguru Ram Singh Marg - will also act as interchange stations, the link is expected to reduce the rush at Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk stations.

Commuters travelling from Dwarka to any destination on line 1 and 5 will now be easily able to switch lines from Kirti Nagar and Ashok Park stations, rather than going all the way to Rajiv Chowk or Kashmere Gate.

(JPN/Bureau)