Delhi Metro To Open Longest (Pink) Line By Sept’17

Dilli walon! And all the sad and tired office goers who have to go for a ‘Dilli darshan’ on their way to work in the Delhi Metro. Here is some respite from that first Monday morning blue: the ever so irritating ‘hatha-pai’ in the metro.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently announced the initiation of its Phase-3 project, Pink Line, into its existing rail lines. The Pink Line, expected to launch in September 2017, makes one wonder if it will act as a boon since it will cover Delhi in its entirety – in a ring like fashion. So, while many sources claim that the new line will help in reducing the footfall on major stations such as Rajiv Chowk. Other reports suggest that the total number of people using the Delhi Metro will increase as many more locations will get covered in the Pink Line.

Following is the new plan/map with the added Pink Line:

Delhi Metro
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Key Things To Remember:

  • 58.389 km long line will be divided into three phases
  • Mukundpur to Lajpat Nagar – 18 stations – will open in June’17
  • Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 – five stations – will open in July’17
  • Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 to Shiv Vihar – 14 stations – will open in September’17

The Pink Line with 38 metro stations will be the most significant corridor of the entire Delhi metro network as the tracks have been laid like a ring touching all parts of Delhi. With eight interchange stations the line alone will take the maximum load of the estimated 40 lakh passengers on a daily basis.

So, tighten your buckles as 2017 promises to help people curb the cumbersome Dilli darshan on their way to work.


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