Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) added 34.52 km of metro lines to its network in 2011, taking the total length of the Delhi Metro system to over 190 km.
DMRC is now moving towards phase three of the project in which another 117 km of lines will be added in the National Capital Region (NCR).
At the start of 2011, DMRC started with the extension of the 5 km stretch from Central Secretariat–Sarita Vihar corridor up to Badarpur.
The new route took Metro to Badarpur at the southern most end of the city.
In February, the Airport Express Link was opened for commuter operations.
With the opening of this 23.7 kilometres long historic corridor, Delhi joined the list of global cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo and London which have direct Metro connectivity between the airport and the city centre.
In July came the start of Anand Vihar ISBT to Vaishali in Ghaziabad, covering a distance of 2.5 kilometres.
The satellite city has now become the third urban centre outside Delhi after NOIDA and Gurgaon to be connected by the Metro.
The 3.32 km-long Kirti Nagar – Ashok Park Main link was opened in August, which formally completed all the corridors planned under Phase Two.
This small but vital link has connected Line 5 (Inderlok – Mundka) with Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21 – NOIDA City Centre).
On August 12, more than 2 million people travelled by the Metro creating a new ridership record.
In fact, as per the official estimates, Delhi Metro’s ridership was expected to cross the 2 million mark only by the end of the year.
Currently, DMRC is carrying out the preparatory works for beginning the construction of 117 kilometres of Metro lines across Delhi and Faridabad in Haryana.
The corridors are, 55.69 km Mukundpur- Rajouri Garden- Dhaula Kuan- Anand Vihar – Yamuna Vihar line; 33.49 km Janakpuri west – Munirka – Kalka Ji – Kalindikunj line; 9.37 km Central sectt. – Mandi House – Kashmiri Gate line; 4.48 km Jahangirpuri – Badli line and 13.87 km Badarpur – YMCA Chowk (Faridabad) line.