Longest, deepest, steepest: Delhi's Magenta Line metro breaks many records
Did you know the new Magenta Line has the deepest station in the Delhi Metro network and the steepest escalator in India? These and many other records will be broken once the Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir stretch is opened next week. Incidentally, the 24.82km stretch will be the longest to be inaugurated by the Delhi Metro in one go. Here're other records this Line breaks!
The deepest and the steepest
At 29m, the deepest station will be the new section of Hauz Khas. It'll now become a major interchange station, connecting Magenta and Yellow lines. Earlier, Chawri Bazar was the deepest at 25m. Janakpuri West on the other end will get India's steepest escalator, with a maximum escalation point of 15.65m- as high as a five-storey building. This surpasses the 14.57m-escalator at Kashmere Gate.
The longest stretch to be opened at once
The Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir stretch, to be inaugurated Monday and opened for the public the next day, is a part of the 38.2km Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor. It will break a record recently created: in March, the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Majlis Park section of the Pink Line became the longest stretch to be opened at once.
Connectivity to all reputed educational institutes for the first time
For the first time, the stretch will bring metro connectivity to JNU and IIT, the former connected by Munirka station, while the latter gets a station named after it. This will bring almost all reputed educational institutes in Delhi on the metro map. Delhi University and AIIMS were the first to be connected (Yellow Line). Jamia Millia Islamia was connected last year (Magenta Line).
T-1 too gets metro connectivity!
The stretch will also connect Terminal-1 of the Delhi Airport by metro. Currently, only T-3 is connected via metro. People from most parts of Delhi, Gurugram and Noida will now be able to reach T-1 by metro within 50 minutes (20 minutes from South Delhi).
The Noida-Delhi-Gurugram link will finally be complete
The stretch will finally complete the link between Noida, Delhi and Gurugram, and will connect Vasant Vihar, Munirka, IIT, Greater Kailash, Chirag Dilli and other areas in South Delhi. Hauz Khas will connect the Yellow Line stations with those on Magenta, bringing down Gurugram-Noida travel time to 50 minutes. Janakpuri West will connect it with Blue Line.