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Mandi House-Central Sec line to start on June 26

PTI 24 Jun 2014, 19:46:54 IST
New Delhi: The Central Secretariat to Mandi House route of Delhi Metro will be thrown open to public on June 26.

“The Central Secretariat-Mandi House section has received the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and the line is expected to be open for commercial services for the public on June 26,” said Anuj Dayal, Executive Director DMRC today.  

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will flag off the train from Mandi House station at 9:30 am on June 26.
The 3km-long underground corridor consists of two stations—Janpath and Mandi House—where interchange facility with the currently operational Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21 - NOIDA City Centre) is provided.  

Earlier commuters had to change at Rajiv Chowk metro station to use the Noida-Dwarka line but the opening of this section will provide a huge relief to those travelling on the route to Noida or Dwarka.

The section, which is among the first lines under phase III to be thrown open to public, is expected to benefit 70,000 additional commuters.