New Delhi: In what could bring good tidings for commuters, Delhi Metro launched the trial run on the three-Kilometer Anand Vihar-Vaishali line, which would be operational next month for making hassle free metro ride especially for the residents of Ghaziabad.

Delhi Metro Chief E Sreedharan inspected the corridor on Thursday and expressed satisfaction over completion of work on the stretch.

During the inspection, Sreedharan travelled on the corridor on a Metro train along with other senior officials and inspected the station structures as well as all other vital sections of the corridor.

Sreedharan also inspected the parking facilities at Kaushambi and Vaishali stations and said the contracts in this regard would be finalised by end of this month.

Notably, these stations will also have integrated traffic management system with dedicated parking bays for autos,buses, cars and rickshaws.

CCTV cameras have been installed at vital locations for better monitoring and metro staff has already been mobilized to manage the stations.

According to sources, the metro rail line of Kaushambi and Vaishali will be completed by June 30. The construction work of the stretch is already complete and finishing touches are being given currently.

Ghaziabad Development Authority officials have said the line will be opened to public on July 9.  However, the Delhi Metro officials have refused to confirm the deadline.

The corridor, which will be integrated with the existing Dwarka Sec 21-Anand Vihar ISBT line, will benefit thousands of people in Ghaziabad who travel to the national capital daily for work.

JPN/Bureau