New Delhi: On Saturday, the Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City section of Delhi Metro 's Blue Line  was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via remote. At 4 pm today, the passenger services will begin on this section. The completely elevated section with six stations at Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City is aimed at benefiting the people of Noida.

The Blue Line will now be closer to the recently-opened Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida due to this extended corridor. Operated by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), the Sector-52 station of the Blue Line is very close to the Sector-51 station on the Aqua Line.

The residents of Noida will now be benefited because of the new section which will provide a convenient and faster mode of transport. The environment-friendly mode of transport which stretches across 6.6km will also decongest the roads. After the opening of this extension of Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, the Dwarka Sector 21–NOIDA Electronic City Blue Line has become 56.5 km long.

The foundation stone of 1,320 MW thermal power plant is also laid down by the PM in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh and the foundation for a 1,320 MW power plant is laid down in Buxar, Bihar via video link. Based on Supercritical Technology, the Buxar Thermal Power Plant will have two units of 660 MW each. Keeping it's high efficiency in mind and environment-friendly approach, it will be equipped with the latest emission control technology.

On Friday, the PM had formally inaugurated the Red Line extension from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) and the passenger services began from 8 am onwards today, i.e. on March 9, on this section.

Six out of the eight stations on this section, namely - Raj Bagh, Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, and Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) will have station buildings on both sides interconnecting at the concourse level. The buildings will be connected with the station platforms through FOBs.