The 8-km stretch of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line connecting South Campus to Lajpat Nagar was inaugurated today. The section is being billed as a “corridor for shoppers” as it will connect major South Delhi markets.
Four major markets of the city will be connected on one stretch of the network that will also cut travel time for commuters by up to 20 minutes.
TDelhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the line together. “Passenger services will begin the same day from 1 pm,” a senior DMRC official told PTI.
The stretch that will be inaugurated today is part of the 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor (Pink Line) which falls under the Phase-III of the Delhi Metro.
The travel time between INA and Rajouri Garden stations would reduce from 40 minutes to 23 minutes, Lajpat Nagar-Rajouri Garden stations from 45 to 28 minutes and Lajpat Nagar and Netaji Subhas Place (Red Line) from 47 minutes to 39 minutes.
The first corridor of the Pink Line, from Majlis Park to South Campus was opened on March 14, connecting the North and South campuses of the Delhi University on the DMRC network for the first time.
The total operational network of Phase III after opening of this section would increase to 106 km, DMRC said.
News credit : Indiatoday