Those who have been waiting for the metro to begin service in Jamia Nagar, the good news is that the days are not very far away. Looking at the work going on in high-speed with Okhla Vihar Metro Station police station being inaugurated in Abul Fazal Enclave a few weeks ago and roads being paved in Batla House, the signs are there that metro might begin to operate from next month that is April most probably.
Though official version is still to come by, reports have surfaced that the 3.9-km Metro link between Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj and Noida’s Botanical Garden is on track to open next month.
This particular section from Botanical Garden till Kalkaji Mandir consists of nine elevated stations — Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Kalindi Kunj, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh, Okhla Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla NSIC and Kalkaji Mandir, reported TOI.
However, it is not known whether the trains will start running on the nine elevated stations too. According to the report the chief commissioner of railway safety (CCRS) has been apprised about the development by the Noida Authority. Moreover, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has also expedited work as every day new facilities are being added to the metro station both in Abul Fazal Eclave and Batla House.
“Our new UTO (Unattended Train Operations)-enabled trains will operate on this corridor,” said Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communications, DMRC.
“Initially, train operators will run the trains, but gradually, driverless operations (on the UTO mode) will be possible,” Dayal said.