Awake From Long Waited Result that,Only on last week Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety R K Kardam has given his clearance and likewise the first train will run between the two stations at Qutab Minar in the capital city and HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon from 8 am. The distance between these two stations is approximately 14.47 km.
The line will be extended in a month to Central Secretariat and Jehangirpuri in north Delhi.
A part of the project is still remaining. The metro service will not be upto Qutab Minar but will be extended up to Central Secretariat which will become operational from July. Meanwhile, there will be sufficient bus services from Qutab Minar metro station to Central Secretariat between 6.15 am in the morning up to 11:45 pm at night. These buses will be run by The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
‘We have been craving for good public transport for long. There have been several announcements of starting a bus service and construction of the Metro was also going on simultaneously. The inauguration came as a respite and we are hopeful that the line will be connected to other lines of DMRC soon,’ said Sukanya, a resident of Heritage city of Gurgaon.
Staff of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and some passengers were seen on the on the first few trains but the crowds started gathering by 11 a.m.
‘It is a historic moment and I don’t want to miss the chance to be a part of it. It is going right in front of my village and I bought a ticket (token) to board the train,’ said 60-year-old Jauhar Singh.
As of now, the entire 14.47 km section is not ready and trains will not initially stop at the Chhattarpur station, which is likely to be opened to the public by August.
‘The construction work on the station was delayed as the land for building the station was made available only in October last year,’ said a DMRC spokesperson.
The trains will run at a frequency of 12 minutes on this corridor from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.