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New Section Opens On Delhi Metro Pink Line, Network Crosses 300-Km Mark

New Section Opens On Delhi Metro Pink Line, Network Crosses 300-Km Mark

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New Section Opens On Delhi Metro Pink Line, Network Crosses 300-Km Mark

All the major corridors under Delhi Metro Phase 3 are expected to open by the end of the year.

The Shiv Vihar–TrilokpuriSanjay Lake section of the Delhi Metro Pink Line on Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar corridor (Line 7), known as the Delhi metro pink line is now ready for passenger operations.

The 17.86-km long metro line was inaugurated on Wednesday by Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot and Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari were also present.

With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network has now become 314 km long with 229 Metro stations. All the major corridors under Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 are expected to be opened for passengers by the end of the year.

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Delhi Metro Scripting History

With this expansion, the Delhi Metro has become member of an elite club of large metros which have such a mammoth network of over 300 km long route.

In coming months it will also breach the 350 kilometre mark and more and more people of the entire National Capital Region will be benefitted.

– Shri Hardeep Puri

He also stated that Delhi Metro is indeed scripting history as it has added 80 km of new sections in the year 2018.

Appreciating the efforts of the state government for clearing the hurdles for the 103.93-km Delhi Metro Phase-IV project, he said that clean and green public transport system is essential to combat air-pollution, decongest the city and providing a dependable mobility platform to people.

(Read – Delhi Metro Cards To Be Tested For Buses From Monday, Here’s How Other Cities Do It)

The Pink Line

The new metro lane will be a major boon for the eastern and northern fringes of the national capital.

Three interchange facilities at Welcome (with Red Line), Karkarduma and Anand Vihar ISBT (with Blue Line) will tremendously boost the connectivity of areas such as Shiv Vihar, Gokul Puri, Maujpur, and Jaffrabad.

The stretch is also expected to get connected with the Majlis Park – Lajpat Nagar section of Pink Line, helping the residents of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

The Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar Corridor crosses the Vaishali- Dwarka elevated line, 21 metres above the ground and is 10 metres above the existing Metro line.

(Note- All the photos have been take from the official website of DMRC.)

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