Delhi Metro to get extended from Najafgarh to Dhansa Bus Stand



In the next three years, Dhansa Bus Stand in the National Capital is all set to be connected by Delhi Metro, with the Government of India approving the 1.18 km underground metro extension from Najafgarh to Dhansa Bus Stand at a cost of Rs 565 crore. This extension is scheduled to be completed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation by 2020.

The central government, out of the total cost of the project, will bear Rs 107 crore in the form of 50% Equity (Rs 75.50 crore) and Subordinate Debt. Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Rs 323 crore while the rest will be borne by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi including Equity (Rs 75.50 crore) and Subordinate Debt.

The Najafgarh–Dhansa Bus Stand Metro Extension is expected to serve the travel needs of an additional 10,000 passengers per day catering to the needs of people of Nangloi, Dhansa, Bahadurgarh and the adjoining areas.

According to 2016 estimates, 3.61 lakh vehicle trips are generated at Najafgarh. As the area between Najafgarh and Dhansa is densely populated with substantial built up areas, extension to Dhansa Bus Stand has been made underground.

The work on Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand extension is likely to start in July this year.