The DMRC stated on Tuesday that in order to improve connectivity to the neighbouring state of Haryana, the network’s proposed Rithala-Narela corridor may be extended all the way to Kundli in Haryana.
According to a statement from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), if permitted, this will be the fourth expansion of the Delhi Metro into Haryana, following the Yellow Line (Gurugram), Violet Line (Faridabad), and Green Line (Bahadurgarh).
In fact, this may be the first corridor in the history of the Delhi Metro to link Haryana and Uttar Pradesh through Delhi. In order to initially fulfil the demand for traffic, smaller stations with platform lengths accommodating four coach trains are envisaged, with the possibility of future enlargement to handle eight coach trains.
If approved, the corridor’s whole length will be 27.319 kilometres, with 22 stations. Approximately 0.89 km of the 26.339 km elevated bridge will be at grade. According to the DMRC, 21 of the 22 stations would be raised and one will be at grade.