Prime Minister will inaugurate metro on Sep. 6
An official spokesman said here today that built indigenously to the extent of 95 per cent and put on the track within the sanctioned cost, the Metro would address these problems by siphoning off a major portion of the road traffic. It will provide people a safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable, environment-friendly and sustainable transport facility. Non-availability of such system has caused congestion on the roads and resulted in high cost and long hours of journey, high consumption of fossil fuel, and environmental pollution.
The nine stations in this section namely, Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector – 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar, mark the extension. All these are elevated and located on either side of the Delhi–Mathura Road (NH-2).
What makes this corridor stand out is that all stations and the depot have been made energy-efficient with the use of LED lighting and regenerative braking in lifts which earned the stations platinum rating. What more, these stations have also been provided with roof-top solar system of 1.9 MWp capacity to meet the entire auxiliary power requirement. It is intended to run trains at a frequencacross y of 6’32” for the operation of this portion of the corridor.
The spokesman said that additional entry and exit from the road (NH-2) through foot over bridges (FOB) had been provided as an added facility to commuters. The FOBs at the stations are being provided with lifts and escalators in addition to stairs for the convenience of commuters.
While the 40 additional coaches required for this line have been manufactured in India at the coach manufacturing facility of M/s BEML in Bangalore, the civil works have been done by local contractors. More than 80 per cent of signalling and other systems are also Indigenous. With this, almost 95 per cent of the entire project is done indigenously, the spokesman said.
The number of riders availing themselves of the facility every day is estimated at about two lakh in 2015. The project has been completed within the sanctioned cost of Rs. 2,494 crore.
Industrial development and proximity to Delhi has made Far