NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Two new important sections of the Delhi Metro – The Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand extension of Grey Line and the Trilokpuri section of Pink Line between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake station will become operational from 6th August, as per Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand section of less than 1 km (891 metres) will take the Metro further into the interior areas of Najafgarh. The Trilokpuri section will connect the entire 59 km long Pink Line and will connect important landmarks of the city such as the Anand Vihar Railway station, Anand Vihar ISBT, Nizamuddin Railway station, markets in South Extension, INA, Lajpat Nagar etc.
The Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand extension of Grey Line and the Trilokpuri section of Pink Line will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Sh. Hardeep Singh Puri & the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal on 6th August,” as stated by DMRC on twitter.
At present, Grey Line of Delhi Metro has length of 4.3 km from Dwarka to Najafgarh with three stations namely Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh with the first two are elevated while the Najafgarh station is underground. The new Dhansa Stand Metro station will also be an underground station. After the opening of this section from Najafgarh to Dhansa Bus Stand, Grey Line will have length of 5.4 km with four stations.
The Pink Line of the Delhi metro comprises 38 stations. However, a small portion in the Trilokpuri area, which is located in east Delhi, proved a bottleneck for metro authorities for a long time due to which the line remained disjointed for some distance there. While the presently operational sections of the Pink Line were made functional in 2019, this small stretch got delayed due to the unavailability of encumbrance free land.
With the opening of this missing link between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake station, the two ends for the 59 km long Pink Line will be connected and will provide seamless connectivity to a long range of localities in the National Capital Region.
With the opening of these two important sections, the Delhi Metro network will become 390 km long with 286 Metro stations.