Delhi Metro Pink Line Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 Corridor to open on 31 Dec 2018

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to start the 9.7-km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line on 31st December 2018.

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New Delhi, Metro Rail News: A New year gift from Delhi Metro to Delhi – NCR People. Finally, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced the opening date of 9.7 km long stretch between Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 of Pink Line. This section is all set to start the 9.7-km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line on 31st December 2018. The train services for the public will start from the same day at 4 pm onwards. “The route underwent safety inspection on 24 Decmebr 2018 paving way for its opening” Said Metro officials.

The DMRC has shared this information through its newly opened official Twitter handle.

The inauguration of the train service between Lajpat Nagar – Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 will be done through the video conferencing from the DMRC Headquarters Metro Bhawan on 31st December 2018 at 11 am by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puriand Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiya. The train services for the public will start from the same day at 4 pm onwards.

The new stretch of the 59-km-long Delhi Metro Pink Line, which spans from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, is part of the Phase-III of the DMRC network. ‘

“The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) inspected the Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line. The 9.7-km segment has five stations, three underground and two elevated,” a senior DMRC official said.

The 6 stations are — Lajpat Nagar, Vinobapuri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are elevated stations, the official said.

The Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor will boost connectivity between south Delhi shopping hubs such as Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, INA and South Extension and east Delhi. It will also make Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station more accessible, besides offering an interchange at Mayur Vihar I, connecting Pink and Blue lines. With completion of this route, the entire Pink Line will be 59 km long. Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro completed 16 years of its operations on Monday.

Former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated the DMRC’s first-ever corridor — an 8.2-km stretch between Tis Hazari and Shahdara stations of the Red Line — on December 24, 2002, fulfilling a long-cherished dream of the capital city. The 3.2 km-long Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) section of the Violet Line was opened to public in November, taking the entire span of the Delhi Metro network to 317 km. While the Shahdara-Tis Hazari section had six stations, DMRC now boasts of 231 stations, with an average daily ridership of about 28 lakh.

The official said, as part of Ph-IV of the DMRC, a 103 km-long project has been proposed and Delhi Metro will continue to serve people with greater amenities and efficiency. On December 20, the DMRC had also launched its Twitter account, which now has over 3,200 followers.

Better Inter-City Connection

The Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor increase connectivity between shopping hubs in south Delhi like Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, INA and South Extension and east Delhi. It will also make Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station more accessible, besides offering an interchange at Mayur Vihar I.

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