Over 700 Km Of Metro Network Operational And 1,000 Km More Under Construction: Hardeep Singh PuriFile photo of Union Minister of State Hardeep Singh Puri And Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodiya Flagging Off The New Section Of The Pink Line of Delhi Metro (@HardeepSPuri/Twitter)

In India, 721 km of Metro network is operational in 18 cities, and further, construction work is presently undergoing on 1,058 km route length of new Metro network in 27 cities.

The Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, shared this information while inaugurating the connecting link between Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 and Trilokpuri - Sanjay Lake Metro stations of Pink Line in Delhi.

With the opening of this vital connection, the 59 kilometres long Pink Line will seamlessly connect the northern and eastern fringes of Delhi with important markets, hospitals, transport hubs and prominent residential areas of south and central Delhi.

Also, with the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will now become about 390 kilometres long with 285 stations (including the Noida – Greater Noida Metro Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurugram).

The Minister explained that the inauguration of today’s 850.8 metres stretch extension might be small from the point of view of network length, but from the perspective of providing enhanced connectivity to people, this connection will play an extremely crucial role.

The missing link in Trilokpuri is now being bridged to allow seamless travel through Delhi Metro’s longest corridor of 59 kilometres between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar.

“The Delhi Metro is also working extensively on further improving last mile connectivity from its stations through the use of non-polluting motorized as well as non-motorized modes of travel,” the Minister said.

“A number of stations have been connected with state-of-the-art GPS enabled E-Rickshaws and a new fleet of e-buses have also been procured by DMRC, which shall soon be pressed into service,” he added.

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