Delhi Metro Phase III trial to begin today

New Delhi, Dec 30: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will start trial runs on the first section of Phase III, between Central Secretariat and Mandi House from today.

According to a DMRC statement, after the trial run, the Metro line will opened for commuters by the end of March 2014.

The opening of this stretch has been advanced by about six months as this stretch will help a lot in decongesting the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro Station as the commuters of the Badarpur- Central Secretariat Line bound for NOIDA and Vaishali will be able to change trains at Mandi House without changing trains twice at Central Secretariat and Rajiv Chowk.

The Mandi House station will be the first interchange station of Delhi Metro’s Phase-III.

It is currently being expanded to cater to the additional passengers who will use the station after the commissioning of this corridor. (ANI)