Delhi Metro's Pink-Line inauguration postponed: Shoppers' wait to get longer
The wait for the shoppers' favorite metro line in Delhi just got longer. The inauguration of the Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of Pink Line has now been postponed to July. This stretch would meander through major markets like Sarojini Nagar, INA, South-Extension and Lajpat Nagar, and was much awaited. The inauguration of another section also faces postponement.
The section connecting Shiv Vihar to Trilokpuri was also scheduled to be opened in June, but now will be inaugurated in August. Officials said it had to be postponed to finish off some leftover work in both the sections. Both are a part of the 58.7km corridor connecting Majlis Park to Trilokpuri. The corridor is further divided into three more sections.
Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1, the third stretch of this corridor, will be opened in September. Work will start soon on the tiny 1.5km Mayur Vihar Pocket 1-Trilokpuri belt, the fourth section. A 21.56-km-long segment of this corridor connecting South and NW-Delhi was inaugurated in March by CM Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Hardeep S Puri.
A trial run of the 8.1km Lajpat Nagar-Moti Bagh section was conducted in April to check for 'physical infringement with civil infrastructure' and 'various subsystems of coaches'. This corridor will have six stations: Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA (interchange), South Extension, and Lajpat Nagar (interchange). Currently, Lajpat Nagar is connected to the metro network via Violet Line (Kashmere Gate-Escorts Mujesar).