The Pink Line metro will start today evening to add more convenience to the people’s lives in Delhi. A 21.5 km circular corridor will connect South and North West Delhi including ring road.
The opening will take place by the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 4 PM today. Passenger services will begin from 6 PM from both Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations simultaneously.
The new corridor will connect the South and North Delhi campuses of Delhi University for the first time. The total duration will take around 40 minutes. It is going to largely help the students who travel by road from North campus.
The area already has a popularly known metro service yellow line that stretches from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.
An official said that Ticket charges from Vishavidyalaya to South campus will cost Rs 50 while Majlis Park to South campus will cost Rs 40.
There are 12 stations in total, 8 elevated and 4 underground. The stations include Majlis Park, Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Palace, Shakurpur, Punjabi Bagh West, ESI Hospital, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Cantt and Durgabai Deshmukh South campus.
The metro line will connect yellow, red and blue line metro. It will also pass green and orange line.
A DMRC official told the media,” With the opening of the more than 20km long section, the Delhi Metro’s operational network will expand to around 252 kilometers.”
Delhi has the 12th largest metro network in the world. By the end of 2018, it is expected to rise to 8th by extending close to 100 kilometers of metro lines.