New Delhi: The trial runs on the Kirti Nagar-Inderlok via Ashok Nagar metro link are underway and the service on the newly constructed 3.3 kilometre line is expected to start soon.

This link will connect three existing metro lines and commuters travelling on this stretch will not only cut down travel time, but also substantially bring down the fare. Trial runs are been conducted on this connecting route since July 14.

After commencement of this service, commuters travelling on Line-1 (Rithala-Dilshad Garden) and Line-2 (Dwarka-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) will not have to travel to Rajiv Chowk to change their route.

DMRC Chief E Sreedharan also inspected this section on Friday and expressed satisfaction about the completion of work on the stretch.

According to DMRC spokerperson Anuj Dayal, metro service on Kirti Nagar to Inderlok via Ashok Nagar will start once green signal is received from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety.

“This line will also help in decongesting rush on Dwarka and Rohini metro lines,” said Dayal.

Parking for cycle rickshaws

The DMRC is planning to come up with a parking dedicated for cycle rickshaws at two proposed metro stations in Old Delhi.
According to the plan, a separate parking space for non-motored vehicles will also come up.

The DMRC plans to beautify the Red Fort and Delhi Gate stations on the proposed Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate corridor as they will be located near heritage structures.

Once operational, the 9.3 kilometre underground corridor will be connected to Badarpur-Central Secretariat corridor providing direct connectivity between East and South Delhi.