Delhi Metroâ€™s Magenta line formally opens; services to begin from tomorrow
The Magenta line section of Delhi Metro from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West was formally opened by the union minister of state (independent charge) for housing and urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.
DMRC’s managing director, Dr Mangu Singh and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
The passenger services on this section will start from 6 am on Tuesday morning. The Metro services will be available to passengers from 6 am to 11 pm with a frequency of 5 to 6 minutes. On Sunday, the services will be available from 8 am.
The 24.82 kilometres long corridor is the longest stretch opened as part of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3. It has 16 stations and will provide Metro connectivity to the national capital’s arterial outer ring road. The corridor will also connect the airport’s domestic terminal with Metro services for the first time.
Speaking on the occasion, Puri said, “Delhi Metro now has a network of 277 kilometres. By December this year, it will reach the 380-kilometre mark. In phase 4, the Metro would connect the rural areas to urban areas.”
Kejriwal said, “I congratulate the Delhi Metro’s engineers and the people of Delhi on the opening of this line. This line will bring more comfort for the people and will improve the traffic situation in the city.”
- Total length of Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor: 37.46 kilometres
- Botanical Garden– Kalkaji Mandir: 12.64 km
- Janakpuri West – Kalkaji Mandir: 24.82 km (Underground: 21.9 km, Elevated: 2.9 km)
- Stations: 16 (14 underground, 2 elevated)
- Names of stations: Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar Cantonment, Terminal 1–IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, Nehru Enclave
- Interchange Stations: Janakpuri West (With the Dwarka–Noida/Vaishali Blue Line) and Hauz Khas (With the Samaypur Badli–HUDA City Centre Yellow Line)