New Delhi: The Janakpuri to Noida magenta Line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be ready to commission by September 2017, while a segment of the ‘Pink Line’ is also likely to be launched then. The revised figures form part of the progress report of DMRC’s Phase-III project. Line 8, Magenta Line, will connect west Delhi to Noida via IGI Airport’s domestic terminal. Stretches of it is likely to be commissioned by April & June respectively.
- Report said,”Progress of civil works upto December 2016 is 95.97%. Botanical Garden to Kalkaji section is likely to be opened by April 2017. The entire 34 kilometer long line is targeted for completion in September 2017.”
- The DMRC 59 kilometer long Pink Line, which is set to be the longest connecting line, a segment of it between Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar section is targeted to be completed by September 2017.
- It said,”The targets for Lajpat Nagar and Shiv Vihar section will be worked out when land issues involving rehabilitation and resettlement at Trilokpuri and Hasanpur are resolved.”
- The ITO to Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage Corridor’ is likely to be thrown open in March while the 11 kilometer long Mundka to Bahadurgarh section and 4 kilometer long Dwarka to Najafgarh sections are targeted for completion in June & December respectively.
- Earlier, DMRC chief Mangu Singh said, Magenta & Pink Lines, part of Metro’s Phase-III expansion, will be launched in a staggered manner i.E small sections will be made operational instead of the entire corridors being thrown open in one go.
- Under the phase-III expansion project being implemented at a cost of around INR 40,000 crore (approx US$ 5,937 Million), a total of 140 kilometer of network will be added to the current coverage of 213 kilometer.