Delhi Metro's Magenta line from Janakpuri West to Kalkaji will open from May 29

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Posted: May 21, 2018
By Akhilesh Pandey

The highly awaited Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line is finally going to open for the public from May 29.

The 25.6 kilometer metro corridor will be formally flagged off by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge), Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 28th May at 4.30 PM from the Nehru Enclave Metro station.

With the opening of this stretch, the entire 38.2 kilometer long Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden Magenta corridor, covering the city’s arterial Outer Ring Road, will become operational.

This section comprises of 16 stations - Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, Terminal 1 – IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, GK Enclave and Nehru Enclave. Among the 16 stations, only two - Sadar Bazar and Shankar Vihar -- are elevated and the rest are underground.

The highlights of this corridor will be the two new interchange facilities that will come up at Janakpuri West (with the Dwarka – Noida/ Vaishali Blue Line) and Hauz Khas (with the HUDA City Centre – Samaypur Badli Yellow line).

Further, the domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport will also get directly connected by the Metro.

Commuters travelling from Gurugram will now be able to change trains at Hauz Khas to reach south Delhi and Noida. Moreover, residents of Noida will also get direct connectivity to the domestic terminal of the airport.

With the commissioning of this section, the entire Delhi Metro corridor will expand to 278 kilometres with 202 stations. After the opening of this section, 88 kilometers of Phase 3 corridors would have been commissioned while another 72 kilometers are in the final stages of completion.





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