Indraprastha - Yamuna Bank Section Opens for the Public
The Indraprastha - Yamuna Bank extension of Line 3 of the Delhi Metro opened to the public from 6 AM on 10th May 2009. This 2.1 kms section is an extension of Line 3 from Indraprastha to Dwarka Sector - 9. This section was earlier scheduled to be opened along with the Indraprastha - Noida corridor in October 2009, but has now opened 5 months ahead of schedule.
The new section has one station at Yamuna Bank. The Yamuna Depot station is an important interchange station as the Anand Vihar ISBT Corridor and the Noida corridor will be diverge from this point.
DMRC will now operate 30 train sets on Line 3 instead of 29 train sets earlier. With this the number of trips on Line 3 will increase from 407 to 413 with peak hour frequency of 3 mins 30 secs. Travelling time from Dwarka sector 9 to Yamuna Bank will be 61.5 mins. The time from Dwarka Sector 9 to Indraprastha was earlier 60 mins.
The DMRC is opening the Indraprastha - Yamuna Bank section early to provide relief and convenience to Metro commuters / public who are staying in East Delhi in colonies such as Patparganj , Mayur Vihar, Laxmi Nagar etc. who earlier had to travel upto the Indraprastha or Shastri Park Metro Station for using the Metro. The opening of the Yamuna Bank station will ease the pressure on Line - I(Dilshad Garden - Rithala) as passenger from East Delhi can come directly to Line - III at Yamuna Bank rather than interchange at Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk to reach line - III.
The opening of this station is also likely to reduce the road traffic from the two main bridges namely Nizamuddin Bridge and ITO Bridge connecting East Delhi with the rest of the city as both these bridges are major bottleneck points in terms of traffic, especially during the peak hours.
The DMRC has also built a very large parking at Yamuna Bank which can accommodate upto 400 cars over an area spreading over 5,200 sq. mts which will also be operational from 10th May onwards, thus, enabling people from adjoining areas to park their vehicles at Yamuna Bank to take the Metro.