[131] A common ticketing facility for commuters travelling on Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and the Metro was introduced in 2011. On 8 March 2019, extension of the line from Dilshad Garden to Shaheed Sthal(New Bus Adda) was opened for public. Delhi Metro currently has 15 operational depots. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation won the PSU of the year Award by All India Management Association (AIMA), 2016. [49] The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving Delhi and its satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh, in the National Capital Region of India. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page. [58] It runs for 49 kilometres (30 mi) from north to south and connects Samaypur Badli with HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon. [16] Over the next several years, many official committees by a variety of Government departments were commissioned to examine issues related to technology, route alignment, and Governmental jurisdiction. [67] The first section of this line between Dwarka and Barakhamba Road was inaugurated on 31 December 2005, and subsequent sections opened between Dwarka – Dwarka Sector 9 on 1 April 2006, Barakhamba Road – Indraprastha on 11 November 2006, Indraprastha – Yamuna Bank on 10 May 2009, Yamuna Bank – Noida City Centre on 12 November 2009, and Dwarka Sector 9 – Dwarka Sector 21 on 30 October 2010. This is planned to increase to 31 MWp by March 2018, and 50 MWp by 2021.[200]. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation became the first Indian company to bag the World Green Building Council award for demonstrating "Industry Leadership in Sustainability". [188] Connectivity inside metro trains travelling on the route is expected in the future. [16] An attempt at privatizing the bus transport system in 1992 merely compounded the problem with inexperienced operators plying poorly maintained, noisy and polluting buses on lengthy routes, resulting in long waiting times, unreliable service, extreme overcrowding, unqualified drivers, speeding and reckless driving[19] which even led to road accidents. The first underground section of Delhi Metro between Vishwa Vidyalaya and Kashmere Gate opened on 20 December 2004, and the subsequent sections of Kashmere Gate – Central Secretariat opened on 3 July 2005, and Vishwa Vidyalaya – Jahangirpuri on 4 February 2009. Phase III lines are expected to be completed by mid 2019, a delay of 3 years from the originally planned timeline of 2016. As of March 2020, Phase III is in the finishing stage and scheduled to be mostly complete by the end of the year. 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