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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch of Delhi Metro's Green Line

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 24 Jun 2018, 01:12:27 PM
PM Modi inaugurates Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The much-anticipated 11.2-km-long fully-elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh stretch of Delhi Metro’s Green Line has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a video conference at 9:30 am on Sunday.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the facility through a video-conference facility from the PMO on Sunday," a source closed to the development said.

Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took part in the inauguration ceremony in Bahadurgarh on Sunday.

Here are the Highlights:

# 10:38 AM: New India requires new and smart infrastructure. We have worked on roads, railways, highways, airways, waterways and i-ways. There is an unparalleled focus on connectivity and ensuring development projects are completed on time: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

# 10:35 AM: The process of making Metro systems is also linked to cooperative federalism. Wherever Metros are being built in India, the Centre and the respective state Governments are working together, says Modi.

# 10:31 AM: Our priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in our cities: PM Modi

# 10:28 AM: Government brought out a policy relating to Metros. This is because we felt aspects relating to Metro systems need greater coherence and work as per a basic set of standards, says the Prime Minister.

# 10:25 AM: There is a direct link between connectivity and development. The Metro will bring more colonies, more people coming to Bahadurgarh. It will also mean more employment opportunities for local people: Modi.

# 10:22 AM: Bahadurgarh is witnessing tremendous economic growth, there are several educational centres there, students from there even travel to Delhi. The Metro will bring convenience to this part, which is considered the gateway to Haryana: Narendra Modi.

# 10:20 AM: We also want to boost Make In India by making coaches of the Metro in India itself. Several nations helped us in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, we are helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro systems, says PM Narendra Modi.

# 10:13 AM: I congratulate the people of Haryana and Delhi on the commencement of this new section of the Delhi Metro. It is gladdening to see Bahadurgarh connected with the Delhi Metro: PM Modi.

# 10:12 AM: We have seen how the Metro in Delhi has positively impacted the lives of citizens, says Modi.

# 10:12 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing inauguration ceremony of Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of Green Line via video conference

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Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor, with seven stations, will be thrown open for public service from 4 pm on Sunday. With the opening of this corridor, the entire Inderlok-Bahadurgarh section would become 26.33 kilometres long. While the Delhi Metro network will expand to 288 kilometres with 208 stations.

The new section, which would be an extension of the existing Green Line (standard-gauge tracks) from Inderlok to Mundka, is the third in the Delhi Metro's foray into the neighbouring state of Haryana.

City Park is the name of the station that falls in the satellite city of Bahadurgarh, a bustling urban settlement in Haryana’s Jhajjar district. As of now, a total of 20 trains have been put into service for the entire Inderlok/Kirti Nagar–City Park section.

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The total running time between Inderlok/Kirti Nagar and City Park (Bahadurgarh) will be about 50 minutes.

Metro services are already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).

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First Published : 24 Jun 2018, 08:07:07 AM