Delhi Chielf Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the new 25 kilometre stretch of Delhi Metro Magenta Line. Mr. Kejriwal, along with Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri flagged off the new section on Monday evening at Nehru Enclave Metro Station.
The Kalkaji – Janakpuri West route of Delhi Metro Magenta Line will reduce the commuting time between Noida and Gurgaon to 50 minutes. At present, it takes around 90 minutes for commuters to travel from Noida to Gurgaon by metro.
This new section is the largest to be opened under Phase III of Delhi Metro. It will be accessible to the public from 29th May, 6:00 am onwards. CM Kejriwal also assured that Delhi government will soon take a decision on the delayed Phase IV of DMRC network.
All you need to know about the Delhi Metro Magenta Line
This new section of Delhi Metro Magenta Line will provide connectivity to the domestic terminal of Delhi airport. The total length of the stretch, from Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West is 37.46 kilometres. This increases the total leangth of DMRC network to 277 kilometres. The new stretch will have 14 underground and 2 elevated stations. The total number of stations on Magenta Line will be 25 (including the 9 stations from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir that are already operational).
Interchange facility will be available at Hauz Khas (for Yellow Line), Janakpuri West (for Blue Line), Kalkaji Mandir (for Violet Line) and Botanical Garden (for Blue Line). At 29 metres, the new 5-level Hauz Khas Metro Station is the deepest in the entire DMRC network.
Commuters on the network will be able to save both time and money. Apart from reducing the travel time between Noida and Gurgaon, the new stretch will also make commute between Hauz Khas and Kalkaji Mandir faster and cheaper. The trains will ply at an interval of 5 minutes 15 seconds during peak hours. During the non-rush hours, the gap will increase to 6 minutes. As of now, 24 trains will start operating on this route.