Date of Post: 21 May, 2018
New Delhi: The Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line will be flagged off next week. A statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said,”The 25.6 kilometre long Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir metro corridor will be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 28 from the Nehru Enclave metro station.”
- It added,”The dignitaries will flag off the inaugural train from Nehru Enclave and then travel to Hauz Khas. Passenger services on the stretch will begin from the next day.”
- This section, comprising of 16 stations, will be the longest opened so far in Delhi Metro’s Phase-III.
- With the opening of this stretch, the entire 38.2 kilometre long Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden Magenta line corridor, will become operational.
- The highlights of this corridor will be the 2 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).
- The domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) 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 & Noida.
- 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 kilometres of Phase 3 corridors would have been commissioned and another 72 kilometres are in the final stages of completion.
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