INDIA: The first extension built under Delhi Metro Rail Corp's Phase 2 expansion programme was inaugurated on June 3, and began carrying passengers the following day.

The 3·1 km elevated extension eastwards from Shahdara to Dilshad Garden brings the length of Line 1 to 25·1 km with 21 stations. The three new stations at Mansarovar Park, Jhilmil and Dilshad Gardens are equipped to collect rainwater, and have passenger information systems supplied by Thales; a further 71 stations will be equipped with the company's public address and display equipment before the city hosts the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Feeder buses link the metro to residential areas and hospitals, and the extension is expected to benefit commuters from the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh who previously used buses to travel into Delhi.