Union minister MoHUA, Hardeep Singh Puri and CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Trilokpuri section of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line

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Union minister MoHUA, Hardeep Singh Puri and CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Trilokpuri section of Delhi Metro's Pink Line (image: twitter)
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DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Pink Line’s Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 has been inaugurated at 10:25 a.m. on August 6th in the virtual presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, and Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi.

The DMRC stated on Twitter that the Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 segment of the Pink Line would open for passenger service at 3 p.m. on August 6, 2021. The Pink Railway would save passengers time and money because the Trilokpuri gap on the line has been closed after much delay. The Pink Line, which runs from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, has 38 stops.

For the first time, the 289-meter Trilokpuri segment between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake stations will connect the whole 59-kilometer Pink Line. It would also link key city landmarks like the Anand Vihar Railway station, Anand Vihar ISBT, Nizamuddin Railway station, South Extension markets, INA, and Lajpat Nagar.

The line’s gap was supposed to be filled by September 2020, but it was postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic’s ramifications, sources stated in early October.

This segment will connect the two ends of the Pink Line and provide seamless access to a wide range of locations in the National Capital Region once it is operational on August 6. There will be a 20-minute reduction in travel time from HUDA City Centre (Gurgaon) to Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake or vice versa, officials said, because, after the opening of this section, there will be only one interchange station, namely Delhi Haat-INA, rather than the two interchange stations that exist now.

Travelling from Raja Nahar Singh-Ballabhgarh (Faridabad) to Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake or vice versa will take 25 minutes shorter once this stretch is completed, since there will be just one interchange station, Lajpat Nagar, instead of the two that exist now.

Commuters travelling from NOIDA City Center or Botanical Garden to Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake or vice versa will save 20 minutes once this stretch is completed, as there will be just one interchange stop, Mayur Vihar Pocket-1, instead of the two currently available. On the Delhi Haat-INA to Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake or Lajpat Nagar to Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake routes, travel time would be reduced by around 20 minutes in both directions.              

“In Phase-IV, the line will be expanded from Majlis Park to Maujpur, making it India’s longest single metro corridor at about 70 kilometres. The Pink Line will also become the country’s first Ring Corridor when Phase-IV is completed.

However, due to difficulties with an approach road to the station, the launch of the Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand extension of the Delhi Metro’s Grey Line has been postponed for nearly two weeks, authorities said on Wednesday.

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