Here's an early look into Delhi Metro's Magenta Line that will be inaugurated today by Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep S Puri and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. It will be open for public from May 29.
Magenta line chugs along | The 24.82-kilometre DMRC’s Magenta Line will be formally opened by union minister for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today from the Nehru Enclave Metro station.
Longest stretch under Delhi Metro's Phase 3 project | The stretch between Janakpuri West and Kalkaji Mandir will be the longest stretch to be inaugurated by the Metro at once. This stretch is a part of the 38.2km Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor. The Magenta Line from Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section, comprises 16 stations. The 24.82 kilometre long section includes interchange facilities at Hauz Khas (with yellow line) and Janakpuri West (With Blue Line) It is part of the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden in Noida
The tallest escalator | 15.6 metres is the height of the escalators at Janakpuri West metro station, the tallest in the country
The deepest station | The Hauz Khas station is the deepest on the Delhi Metro Network at 29 metres.
Green network | All underground and elevated stations of Janakpuri West – Nehru Enclave section of DMRC Line-8 are Platinum rated by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
The Knowledge Corridor | It provides connectivity to four universities – JNU, IIT, Jamia and Amity University. It has been termed as the Knowledge Corridor by DMRC.
Artwork at the Metro station | Different themes have been used at different stations and a artists have been roped in. In Chirag Delhi, an artwork depicting butterflies has been installed since there is a nursery in the vicinity of the station. The artwork at GK Enclave depicts the many trends in fashion. At Palam, the ceiling of one of the entry/exit points has been decorated with special prints which depict the blue skies.
Gurgaon to Noida commute becomes easier | Hauz Khas interchange station will help commuters from Gurgaon to reach Noida within 50 minutes instead of around 2 hours. Domestic flyers can use Delhi Metro to reach Terminal 1.
First Published on May 28, 2018 09:00 am