The Delhi Metro’s 26.5 km long Magenta Line section connecting south Delhi’s Kalkaji Mandir and west Delhi’s Janakpuri West has received safety go-ahead and is now all set to open within the next week.
Travelling from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpiri West in Delhi will be a lot easier and quicker for metro train commuters as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has received Magenta Line’s safety approval from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) to start its operations. The 26.5 kilometre long Magenta Line stretch is likely to be inaugurated next week and open for all. Once DMRC completes the final paper work, the date of the inauguration will be officially announced. Once the new route opens, the travellers from Noida and south Delhi will be able to reach directly to the airport.
The 25.6 km Magenta Line stretch is a part of the 38.23 km Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor of the Magenta Line and will complete the Delhi Metro’s Phase III. The new section will add 16 stations namely to the line including – Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrath Puri, Palam, Sadar Bazar Cantonment, Terminal-1 Indira Gandhi InternationalAirport, ShankarVihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, IIT, Hauz Khas, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, and Nehru Enclave. Interchange facility will be available at Janakpuri West (for the Blue Line) and Hauz Khas (for the Yellow Line). With the 12.6 km stretch of this line which connects Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir is already functioning, this face will make the Magenta Line fully operational.
With the new line, the travellers from Noida will be able to save around 45 minutes of their travel time to south Delhi. The new route will also enable travellers from west Delhi to travel to south Delhi and Noida is just about half the time it takes to travel the same by road route. DMRC expects a daily footfall of more than 4 lakh passengers on the yet-to-be-inaugurated line. Metro trains will run at a time interval of around five minutes to fifteen minutes through the day – making public transport in the capital city, much more accessible and available to all.