05 Mar 2018
Delhi Metro's Pink Line to start running from this week
After successful trail, the 20.6-km long patch of Delhi Metro's Pink Line between Majlis Park and Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus is all set to begin operations later this week.
Read on for more.
Why is it important?
The Pink Line will considerably cut the commute time, especially between North and West Delhi areas.
Passengers will no longer have to go to Kashmere Gate/Rajiv Chowk as this stretch of the route alone has four interchange stations: Azadpur, Netaji Subhash Place, Rajouri Garden and a still-under-construction South Campus.
Pink Line has 10 interchange stations in total, which will greatly unburden the other routes.
All about the Pink Line
Running between Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar, at 58.59km it's the longest Delhi Metro route yet.
Of its 38 stations - 26 elevated (39.47km) and 12 underground (19.117km) - 10 are interchange, connecting all the other six lines.
It has been delayed by 15+ months. The project was supposed get completed by December 2016.
Called line 7, it will take more than an hour to cover.
Azadpur to have two metro stations
The Pink Line has another Azadpur station (there's one already on the Yellow Line). The new route's first interchange station, it has several special features:
*Long ramps, token vending machines at entries/exits for the physically disabled.
*It's a paid-to-paid connectivity: Commuters won't have to exit the system to interchange.
*Connected by a 193-meter-long foot-over bridge, the two stations will have a combined station control-room.