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Delhi Metro Magenta Line: Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West Stretch Open To Public

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| May 29 , 2018 , 12:20 IST

The Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Delhi Metro network was inaugurated on Monday evening by the Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Nehru enclave metro station in the capital.

The new and the largest section has been opened from Tuesday morning to the public under Phase III of Delhi Metro. The 24.82-kilometre long section is the first to provide connectivity to the domestic terminal of the Delhi airport and also reduces the travel time between Gurugram and Noida significantly.

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The total length of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) network is 277 km. The Delhi Metro Magenta Line from Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West is now 37.46 kilometres long in which 16 stations have been added to the Delhi Metro Magenta Line network. Of these 14 are underground and 2 are elevated. 

The frequency of trains during peak hours will be 5 minutes 15 seconds and during lean hours it will likely be 6 minutes.

The interchange facilities are available at several stations of the network which are: Hauz Khas (Yellow Line), Janakpuri West (Blue Line), Kalkaji Mandir (Violet Line) and Botanical Garden (Blue Line).

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According to DMRC, commuters on the network will now be able to save both time and money with the full Magenta line opening.

Commuters from Gurgaon can now interchange from Hauz Khas and use the Magenta Line to reach Botanical Garden in Noida. From Hauz Khas to Kalkaji Mandir, commuters will save 48 minutes of their time and Rs 10. Similarly, using Magenta Line between Qutub Minar and Kalkaji Mandir, people can save Rs 20 and approximately 21 minutes of their time.