The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has approved Metro extension from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar for the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will now finalise the detailed project report (DPR) for the same. The Vaishali to Mohan Nagar link will be an extension of Blue Line which will provide Ghaziabad commuters with direct connection to Central Delhi.
The already-operational Anand Vihar to Vaishali route to Mohan Nagar will be cost-effective and also advantageous in terms of ridership it will attract. Besides, it will be constructed on the median of the Link Road from Mohan Nagar to Anand Vihar and no private land will be acquired.
Under the RRTS project, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has proposed an RRTS station at Sahibabad, which will be near the Metro station proposed under the extension. The two stations will be close and can be connected by an open bridge or skywalk for commuters to interchange between the two systems.