|Dhansa bus stand in the Capital will be connected by the Delhi Metro by 2020.|
The Najafgarh-Dhansa bus stand metro extension is expected to serve the travel needs of an additional 10,000 passengers daily and cater to the people of Nangloi, Dhansa, Bahadurgarh and adjoining areas.
As per the Urban Development Ministry, the Centre has approved the 1.18-km underground metro extension from Najafgarh to Dhansa bus stand at a cost of ₹565 crore.
This extension is scheduled for completion by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) by 2020.
Of the total cost, the Centre will bear ₹107 crore in the form of 50% equity (₹75.50 crore) and subordinate debt; the Japanese International Cooperation Agency will provide ₹323 crore and the rest will be borne by the Delhi government, including equity (₹75.50 crore) and subordinate debt.
As per 2016 estimates, 3.61 lakh vehicle trips are generated in Najafgarh. Since the area between Najafgarh and Dhansa is densely populated with substantial built up areas, the metro extension has been made underground.
The 4.5-km Dwarka–Najafgarh Metro section, approved in September 2012, is likely to be completed by December this year. Work on the Najafgarh-Dhansa bus stand extension is likely to start in July this year.