02 Jul 2018
Delhi: Shoppers' favorite Pink Line to be inaugurated this month
The 8.1km Lajpat Nagar-Moti Bagh section, which will be a shopper's favorite, will finally be inaugurated this month.
DMRC officials said trial runs between Durgabhai Deshmukh and Lajpat Nagar are ongoing and safety-clearance certificates are "being taken right now."
This stretch of Pink-Line, which was to be opened in June, would meander through major markets like Sarojini Nagar, INA, South-Extension and Lajpat Nagar.
The other sections of the Majlis Park to Trilokpuri section
The second stretch of Pink Line, Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri, is also facing trial runs, but will not be ready till August.
The section between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 is expected to be completed by September.
Though work was to start on the tiny 1.5km Mayur Vihar Pocket 1-Trilokpuri belt, the fourth section, land issues have put a stop to it for now.
Trial run of Lajpat Nagar-Moti Bagh stretch conducted in April
A trial run of the 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).
'All necessary formalities are being done now'
"The necessary documentation for sending the application for inspection by the Commissioner for Rail Safety (CMRS) is on and some other mandatory approvals are being taken. After the completion of all these formalities, the application for inspection by CMRS will be sent," said an official.
In March, a section of Pine Line was opened up
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. This brought much relief for commuters, especially students who had to travel by road to North Campus.
- Delhi Metro
- Arvind Kejriwal
- Bhikaji Cama Place
- CM Arvind Kejriwal
- Durgabhai Deshmukh
- Hardeep S Puri
- Kashmere Gate-Escorts Mujesar
- Lajpat Nagar
- Lajpat Nagar-Moti Bagh
- Majlis Park
- Mayur Vihar
- Mayur Vihar Pocket 1-Trilokpuri
- Mayur Vihar Pocket-1
- Moti Bagh
- North Campus
- Pine Line
- Pink Line
- Rail Safety
- Sarojini Nagar
- Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri
- South Extension
- Union Minister Hardeep S Puri
- Violet Line