Sarita Vihar - Badarpur Section Opened For The Public On 14 Jan, 2011.
The Sarita Vihar – Badarpur section of the Delhi Metro will be opened for the public from 8 AM tomorrow (Friday, 14th of January, 2011) after the statutory safety clearance, necessary for opening the line, was accorded to it by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), Sh. R.K Kardam today.
This five kilometres stretch comprises of three elevated stations namely the Mohan Estate, Tughlakabad and Badarpur. The opening of the stretch will be of great benefit to the commuters of south Delhi localities such as Mohan Estate, Tughlakabad, Kalindi Kunj etc as well as the satellite town of Faridabad in Haryana, which is just adjacent to Badarpur.
The footfall of the entire Central Secretariat (CTST) – Badarpur corridor is expected to increase by another one lakh after the opening of the Sarita Vihar – Badarpur section. Currently, the total footfall on the Central Secretariat – Sarita Vihar corridor is approximately 1.25 lakh.
Four additional standard gauge trains with a peak hour frequency of four minutes will be pressed into service, thereby, increasing the total number of trains to 20 for catering to the increased rush on the corridor. Presently, 16 trains are providing Metro services to the commuters between the Central Secretariat and Sarita Vihar corridor.
With the opening of this stretch, the Central Secretariat – Badarpur corridor will now be 20.16 kilometres long with 16 Metro stations. The DMRC will now have a total operational Metro network of approximately 161 kilometres with 135 Metro Stations.
While services on the first day (tomorrow) will commence from 8 AM, the regular commencement timings will be from 6 AM onwards from Saturday, 15th of January, 2011.