All the metro trains starting from Rithala are not going till New Bus Adda metro station (renamed as Shaheed Sthal metro station) in Ghaziabad. To begin with, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is running alternate trains for Ghaziabad.
Delhi Metro Red Line: Check the destination before embarking on what could be an incomplete journey! Delhi Metro commuters taking the Delhi Metro Red Line to travel between Delhi and Ghaziabad take note! All the metro trains starting from Rithala are not going till New Bus Adda metro station (renamed as Shaheed Sthal metro station) in Ghaziabad. To begin with, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is running alternate trains for Ghaziabad, according to a Dainik Jagran report.
Every alternate metro train service coming from Rithala is terminated at Dilshad Garden and it returns from there. The second metro train goes all the way to Shaheed Sthal metro station in Ghaziabad. Incidentally, this is not the first time that Delhi Metro has followed this pattern of running train services. The Delhi Metro Yellow Line between Samaypur Badli and Huda City Center also has similar services, with some trains terminating at Qutub Minar and Vishwa Vidyalaya.
According to the report, commuters are facing problems due to this pattern of train services. The extension of the Delhi Metro Red Line from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal was flagged off on March 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A total of 35 metro trains are there between Rithala and Shaheed Sthal metro station. DMRC spokesperson Jeevan Kumar has said that alternate trains are being run for Shaheed Sthal metro station and if all trains run till Ghaziabad then the frequency between the Dilshad Garden-Rithala will worsen. To maintain the frequency, the metro train terminates at Dilshad Garden and returns. Hence, commuters are being advised to check the display information board for knowing the correct destination, before catching the metro.
The 9.4 km long Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of the Red Line was thrown open to the public on March 9. With the opening of this section, the entire Red Line of the Delhi Metro network became 34.72 km long. This entirely elevated section covers Shaheed Nagar, Raj Bagh, Major Mohit Sharma, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon and Shaheed Sthal metro stations.