Date of Post: 26 Dec, 2017
Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Monday launched a 12-km stretch of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line with a ride between the Botanical Garden & the Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations. Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh during the metro ride.
Modi Launched The Stretch:
- Modi launched the 12-km stretch of the Magenta Line, a part of the metro’s phase-III construction, with a ride between the Botanical Garden and Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations in Noida.
- With this launch, the total length of the metro network in Delhi-NCR has increased to 228 kilometres.
The 12.64-km long section, part of the upcoming Botanical Garden (Noida)-Janakpuri West (Delhi) corridor, has nine stations.
- Kalindi Kunj
- Jasola Vihar
- Shaheen Bagh
- Okhla Vihar
- Jamia Millia Islamia
- Sukhdev Vihar
- Okhla NSIC
- Kalkaji Mandir
- Botanical Garden
- Okhla Birds Sanctuary
While the Kalkaji Mandir station is underground, all the other stations are elevated.
Driverless Trains Introduced:
- The new trains that can run without a driver will be put on tracks for the first time on Magenta Line.
- On this route, state-of-the-art CBTC (communication based train control) signal technology will be installed to help track the movement of the train within 90 to 100 seconds.
- Initially, the frequency of the trains will be 5 minute 14 seconds with 10 trains being pressed into service.
First-Ever Interchange Station Outside Delhi-
- The Botanical Garden, part of the Blue Line (Dwarka-Noida City Centre), has been developed as the metro’s first-ever interchange station outside the boundaries of Delhi.
- The Kalkaji Mandir station is also part of the Violet Line (Kashmere Gate-Escorts Mujesar).