New Delhi. Realizing that there has been an increased flow of VIP traffic to 10 Janpath in the recent days, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced a special “10 Janpath Express Line” for speedy commuting to and from the residence of UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
This will be the second special line added by DMRC after it inaugurated “Airport Express Line” early this year, which takes just 18 minutes to reach Indira Gandhi International Airport from the New Delhi Railway Station.
“10 Janpath line should not take more than 15 minutes from Airport. Various leaders and dignitaries will save time by straightaway boarding the Metro to Soniaji’s residence without worrying about the road traffic,” a DMRC official informed, “Not only Airport, the line will connect 7 RCR and the Parliament building to 10 Janpath as well.”
“We hope that this project will be completed in the next six months,” the official added. DMRC is hopeful that things won’t change much in the next six months and the traffic to 10 Janpath will only go up in this duration.
“What could happen even in the extreme case? Maybe Manmohan Singh ji resigns and Rahul Gandhi ji takes over? That will only increase the traffic to 10 Janpath, no? Surely BJP is not coming to power anytime soon; they are more interested in riding a Rath than Metro!” a DMRC source said.
The proposed line will be called the “White Line” as most of the VIPs are expected to be wearing spotless white kurta-paijama when visiting 10 Janpath.
There won’t be any “VIP pass” for this route for obvious reasons; however, DMRC has rejected demands for an “aam aadmi pass” on this route.
“The common man still stands to benefit because the traffic on the roads would be normal after VIPs start traveling in a special metro line. No security checks, no barricades, no diversions – what more does an aam aadmi want?” a DMRC official argued.
When asked if journalists could be given free passes for the route, the DMRC official said that the matter would be decided by the Delhi government. When Faking News team approached Delhi government, we were chased away as the government had sanctioned freebies only for non-FN journalists.
DMRC refused to give details of fare charges for this upcoming line and avoided questions on whether VIPs will be frisked at the entrance. However sources indicate that the fare could be heavily subsidized and the line will have facilities like tasty food, exotic beverages, and beautiful rail hostesses.
“All those air hostesses and beer bottles laid off by Vijay Mallya after he shut down his Kingfisher Red could be accommodated in the Delhi Metro White Line,” a source told Faking News.