Badarpur-Faridabad Metro line to begin soon
The Badarpur-Faridabad Metro rail line is expected to start after two months as construction work on the line has been finished and trial run of trains will start from next week.
Badarpur-Faridabad line will decrease the distance of the satellite city of Faridabad in Haryana. This line will be an expansion of the currently working violet line between Mandi House and Badarpur. The same section will extend up to Kashmere Gate on the other side from Mandi House.
Once functional, Line-6 will be running from Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar having a length of 43.40 km and 32 Metro stations. Five will be exchanging stations: Kashmere Gate, Central Secretariat, Mandi House, Lajpat Nagar and Kalkaji Mandir. The stations on the line are Sarai, Mewala Maharajpur, NHPC Chowk, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk, Bata Chowk, Ajronda, Escorts Mujesar. The depot for this section has been constructed near Sector 20 A in Faridabad and will be named Ajronda Depot.
The sources said two more stations, Ballabhgarh and NCB Colony, will also be included to this line by 2017. There are 30 trains on Mandi House-Badarpur line. Of them, only one six-coach train is available which will be expanded up to Faridabad. All other trains are four-coach metro trains. Now four more trains will be converted into six-coach trains.