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DMRC is now 5th largest metro network in world

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 11, 2019, 01.21 AM (IST)

With the extension of the Blue Line section of the Delhi Metro in Noida, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now become the fifth largest metro network in the world after Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow and London.

The operational network of the DMRC reached over 370 km with the addition of six stations on the Blue Line route.

PM Modi flagged off the Blue Line extension section via a remote during an event held in Greater Noida on Saturday.

"Hon’ble PM inaugurates the 6.7 Km Metro section from Noida City Centre to Sector-63 Electronic City. Now, with an operational network of 375 kms, DMRC becomes world's 5th largest metro network after Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow & London. Heartiest congratulations to Team DMRC!," Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs tweeted.

The completely-elevated section with six stations-Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Noida Electronic City-is expected to benefit the people of Noida and bring the Blue Line close to the recently-opened Aqua Line.

(With inputs from PTI)