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Gurugram-Noida Travel In 50 Minutes Next Week Onwards

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| May 12 , 2018 , 08:15 IST

People commuting from Noida to Gurgaon and vice versa will now be able to complete their journey in less than an hour now as the much awaited Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West section of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line will be opened for public in a week as per reports. The Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical garden section is already functional since its inauguration in December last year. The safety inspection for rest of the section which is 25 kilometres long took place on Thursday. This is the first driverless metro in the country.

The dates of the inauguration of the Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West section will be announced by the DMRC after the inspection reports gives a green signal.

The Magenta line will have intersections with Yellow Line, Blue line and Violet lines. While the blue line intersection will be at Hauz Khas station, the violet line intersection will take place at Kalkaji Mandir. The blue line intersection will take place at Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West thus making Magenta line a feeder for Blue line as well. The Magenta line will also connect the domestic terminal of IGI, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Munirka station) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Station).

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People commuting to Noida from Gurugram and vice versa will have to make an interchange at Hauz Khas instead of Rajiv Chowk now. A journey from HUDA City Centre to Botanical Garden includes 35 stations right now. With the Magenta Line, this will be reduced to 26 stations.