Metro’s New Year Gift To Delhi: Pink Line’s Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 Corridor To Open In January 2019

Metro’s New Year Gift To Delhi: Pink Line’s Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 Corridor To Open In January 2019Delhi Metro Pink Line (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has said that the 9.7-km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line is all set to open by January 2019, reports Metro Rail News.

The line, which finished its safety inspection on Monday, is a part of the 59-km long Pink Line Phase-III that spans from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. It has six stations, four underground and two elevated, said a senior DMRC official.

Lajpat Nagar, Vinobapuri, Ashram and Hazrat Nizamuddin are underground stations. Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are elevated stations.

This Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor is aimed at boosting connectivity between South Delhi shopping hubs such as Sarojini Nagar, INA, Lajpat Nagar, South Extension and East Delhi. The corridor will also make Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station more reachable as well as offer an interchange at Mayur Vihar I, thus linking Pink and Blue lines. The completion of this route will make the entire Pink Line 59 km long.

In November, the opening of the 3.2 km-long section of Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) of the Violet Line took the entire length of the DMRC to 317 km.

The recently greenlit Phase-IV will add another 103 km to the DMRC, thus serving with more efficiency, said an official.