Delhi Metro's Pink Line is stretched to over 20 km-long Majlis Park-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section with an end-to-end travel time of 34 minutes
Delhi Metro's Pink Line, connecting the north and south campuses of Delhi University, was inaugurated on Wednesday. The 20 km line with Majlis Park-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section has an end-to-end travel time of 34 minutes.The metro service was flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 4 pm at Metro Bhawan in New Delhi. Union minister for Science and Technology Dr Harshvardhan, Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu and BJP spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi among others were present on the occasion. Passenger services on the stretch will begin at 6 pm.
Inauguration of section of Line 7 (Pink Line) of the Delhi Metro by MoS H&UA @HardeepSPuri and Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal in the august presence of @drharshvardhan, @M_Lekhi, @p_sahibsingh and H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India. pic.twitter.com/R1x1RwzAg2
— MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) March 14, 2018
Here are some key facts about Delhi Metro’s Pink Line:
The new service will operate on a 21.56 km stretch, taking the total area that Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) covers to 250 km.
This section has 12 stations including Majlis Park, Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Shakurpur, Punjabi Bagh West, ESI Hospital, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Cantt and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus. Out of the 12 stations, eight are elevated, while the rest are underground.
The new stretch will have three interchange stations. They are Azadpur Station (with Yellow Line), Netaji Subhash Place (with Red Line) and Rajouri Garden (Blue Line).
Commuters will have to pay Rs 50 to use the metro service from Majlis Park station to South Campus.
The new line is expected to bring some relief to DU students by connecting the varsity’s north and south campuses.
The North Campus area of Delhi University already has a metro station - Vishwavidyalaya, which falls on the Yellow Line that connects Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre in Gurugram.
Tickets from Vishwavidyalaya station to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus will cost Rs 50, a senior DMRC official told PTI. There will be discounts on travel on Sundays and national holidays.
The travel time between the two station will be 40 minutes.
With the opening of the new corridor, there will be a reduction in metro travel time between Dwarka 21 (Blue Line) and Rithala (Red Line) by over 16 minutes as well as Rajouri Garden and Azadpur by nearly 23 minutes.
Running alongside Ring Road, it will prove a big boon for people living in its vicinity like Punjabi Bagh, Wazirabad and Shalimar Bagh, which so far were not connected to any direct metro service going towards South Delhi.(With inputs from PTI)