Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line will be fully operational from May 29 when stretch from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West starts, it reduce travel time from Noida in Uttar Pradesh to west Delhi. This announcement is done on Monday.
The 25.6-kilometer corridor will be formally flagged by Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from Nehru Enclave Metro Station on May 28 at 4.30 pm.
The portion of the line from Botanical Gardens in Noida to Kalkaji Mandir in South Delhi started in December.
The stretch will open for public from May 29, there will be Interchange stations in Janakpuri West and Hauz Khas, Passengers are allowed to connect with the Blue Line (Noida City Center / Vaishali-Dwarka Sector 21) and Yellow Line (Hooda City Center- Samaypur Badli) respectively.
Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said in a statement, “Domestic terminals of Indira Gandhi International Airport will also be connected directly to the metro; residents of Noida will get direct connectivity from the airport domestic terminal.”
The Magenta Line will be directly connected to some of the major areas of South Delhi along with West Delhi; it will finally cross the river Yamuna to enter Noida.
The stations on this corridor are: Janakpuri West, Dabri MOR, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, Terminal 1-IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, R.K. Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, G.K. Enclave and Nehru Enclave.
In the 25.6 km segment, 23 km is underground and the rest are elevated. Only Sadar Bazar and Shankar Vihar stations are elevated. The rest are all underground.
DMRC said that with the commissioning of this section, the whole Delhi Metro corridor will increase to 278 km with 202 stations.
Apart from Airport Express the Delhi Metro has red, yellow, blue, violet, magenta, pink and green lines, criss-crossing the capital it connects Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Gurgaon in Haryana.