Union Minister of State for Housing And Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagged off the 9.7 km long Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 section of Delhi metro’s pink line on Monday (31 December)
After the flagging off at 11 am from the Metro Bhawan, the extension of the Pink Line is now open to the public.
The new section is part of 59-km long Majlis park to Shiv Vihar corridor, also known as pink line. The project comes under phase-III of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) network, India Today has reported.
"Passenger services will commence on this section on the same day from 4.00 pm," a senior official was quoted in the report as saying.
According to the report, barring a 1.4 km stretch between Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay lake stations, all the stretches on the corridor are connected.
There are five stations on the Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor namely Lajpat Nagar, Vinobapuri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Ph-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1.
"The new Mayur Vihar Ph-1 station is an engineering marvel as it has been constructed on a narrow road with only 13 metres of width. The viaduct adjacent to the station passes at a height of 23 metre and goes above the Dwarka-Noida Blue Line viaduct as well as a road flyover. The new station has a length of 140 metre and has 11 escalators and six lifts," the DMRC said in a statement on Sunday (30 December).
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