DMRC Pink Line Receives Clearance, To Be Operational From March 14

| March 10 , 2018 , 12:05 IST

After the inauguration of Magenta Line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is ready to open the 21.56-km-long section of the Pink line, connecting Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus for the general public on March 14, an official statement confirmed.

The metro line received a final clearance from the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Thursday after the stretch was inspected from February 26-28. With the second Azadpur station acting as an interchange station, commuters will save a significant 30 minutes of travel time.

"The 21.56 km-long Majlis Park Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro corridor will be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 14 at 4 pm from the Metro Bhawan here," the senior DMRC official said.

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The original Azadpur station and the new one will be connected by a 193m long foot over bridge. The stretch will make the passengers' journey from the north and north-west Delhi to south Delhi and the airport hassle-free, as stations like Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk are avoided.

Out of the twelve stations on the line, four of them will open as interchanging ones, namely: Azadpur, Netaji Subhash Place, Rajouri Garden and Dhaula Khan. After the construction of foot over the bridge connecting the two stations, the fifth interchange station will open at South Campus in June.

The 21.56 km-long Majlis Park-South Campus stretch is a part of the 59 kilometres long Majlis Park Shiv-Vihar corridor of Delhi Metro's Phase 3, which was also completed recently. The entire corridor will open by June 2018.

The trial run began on February 7 over the 10-km elevated stretch (IP Extension-Maujpur) of the Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor, on which the new signalling technology, Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), was "rigorously tested".