The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is extending the existing Airport Line Express to Dwarka Sector-25 in order to provide a direct connectivity to the ‘Exhibition-cum Convention Centre’. In September 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the Centre.
The 1.7 kilometre (km) long stretch will be an extension of the already operational Airport Line and also as per the officials of DMRC, this stretch will be the last construction of metro before the starting of Phase-IV project as almost all the stretches under the Phase-III is completed.
“The main purpose behind the station is to provide a direct connectivity to the convention centre to facilitate the businessmen from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
It will also provide a transport facility for the nearby Pochanpur village people as well as other nearby areas,” said a DMRC official.
The official further added that this place will grow to a diplomatic areas as embassies as well as a diplomatic colony will is also being created by the centre for the diplomatic professionals stay.
Also, currently, there is no bus and other public transport connectivity. So this Line will help a large number of people daily.
Around 36 coaches will be engaged once the construction work completes and the section gets ready for the public use. The estimated completion of this stretch is 2022.
The daily ridership on the Airport Line is around 50,000, which is expected to increase.
The official further added that the remaining stations are also complete almost. The 6.6 km Noida City Centre — Electronic City, Dilshad garden — New Bus Adda (9.60 km), 29.7 km Noida - Greater Greater Noida stretch will open by end and beginning of January and February.
Thus, only two small stretches Dwarka - Najafgarh (2.4 km) and the 1.4 km Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 - Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake of DMRC is left, will be start by September 2019.