Kirti Nagar – Ashok Park Main Metro Link to Open Tomorrow
The 3.32 kilometre long Kirti Nagar - Ashok Park Main link section will be inaugurated by Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi tomorrow morning and the services will be opened for the public from 3 PM onwards tomorrow itself, i.e from 27th August, 2011, Saturday.
This line received the statutory safety clearance for public carriage of passengers today from Sh. R.K Kardam, Commissioner For Metro Rail Safety.
This new link is on Standard Gauge and alternate trains running from Mundka to Inderlok will be diverted towards Kirti Nagar at Ashok Park Main to act as a link service for Line 3 (Dwarka – NOIDA City Centre/Vaishali line) initially which will be increased/regulated depending upon the requirement and passenger load. A total of 15 trains will be running on this line, i.e, Mundka to Inderlok/Kirti Nagar with a peak hour frequency of about four minutes between Mundka and Ashok Park Main.
This link will reduce the fares as well as cut down the traveling time between many destinations of Line 1 (Dilshad Garden - Rithala), Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21 – NOIDA City Centre) and Line 5 (Inderlok - Mundka) of the Delhi Metro network as now the commuters of Line 3 will be easily able to travel to a destination on Line 1 and 5 without going to Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate and vice versa.
The three stations on this stretch are : Kirti Nagar (at grade), Satguru Ram Singh Marg and Ashok Park Main (elevated).