Mandi House Metro station with interchange facility - part of the ambitious Phase-3 of the Delhi Metro - is open for commuters after Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the first Metro train between Mandi House and Central Secretariat, a 3 km stretch today morning.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
officials, the Central Secretariat-Mandi House section has received
the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail
Safety (CMRS). The Janpath Metro station has also reportedly got the
mandatory safety clearance and would be opened for the public
The 3 km long stretch is entirely underground
corridor and consists of two stations- Janpath and Mandi House. Mandi
House will provide interchange facility with the currently
operational Blue Line from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre. The
Mandi House station is a part of the extension till Kashmere Gate and
will be an interchange station catering to the Blue Line and the
This new stretch was planned with an aim to provide
some ease to commuters traveling between South and East Delhi. One of
the biggest interchange metro station of DMRC i.e. Rajiv Chowk is
also expected to be hugely benefited of this new corridor as now
commuters, who have to travel via Blue Line, can change their train
at Mandi House as well.
After the inauguration of the phase 3, the road
traffic is also expecting some relief especially between Mandi House
and India Gate.