Date of Post : 27 June, 2017
New Delhi: The Phase-3 of Delhi Metro, will be almost fully operational by March 2018. Stretches of the Pink & Magenta Lines, which will together measure over 90 kilometer with 61 stations, will be thrown open starting this October & the entire corridors will be functional by next year.
- According to the latest Phase-3 status report, the Pink Line (58 km), which will connect Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar running along the arterial ring road that encircles the city, will be opened in stages between December 2017 & March 2018.
Areas in Connection
- It will connect northwest Delhi’s Mukundpur to northeast Delhi’s Shiv Vihar
- It will cut across various South Delhi areas including
- Sarojini Nagar
- South Extension
- And densely populated parts of east Delhi such as Mayur Vihar Phase-1, Vinod Nagar & Karkardooma.
- The Magenta Line (34km), will be thrown open in stages between October & March 2018.
- The Line will connect west Delhi to Noida via IGI Airport’s domestic terminal.
- Under the phase-3 expansion project being implemented at a cost of around Rs 40,000 crore (approx US$ 6250 Million), a total of 140km of network will be added to the current coverage of 213km.
- Also, the Phase-3 network will add 15 interchange stations to the existing 9 and will take the count of total stations in Delhi-NCR to a whopping 227.
- Trial runs along certain stretches of Magenta Line had begun last year itself.
- While on Pink Line, it started on June 22.
- Last year, DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) chief Mangu Singh had announced itself that both these lines will be launched in a staggered manner, meaning, small sections will be made operational instead of the entire corridors being thrown open in one go.