Good news for East and South Delhi residents, after much delay, the pink line corridor between Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Phase 1 is all set to open for public on coming December 31, 2018.
The 9.7 km long metro corridor between the two stretches includes a total of 5 stations out of which three are underground and two are elevated. The final safety approval on the route was given by Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), on December 24, 2018.
According to the sources from Delhi Metro, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will flag off this pink line extension on Monday at 11 am from Metro Bhawan. However, passengers can start availing the service after 4 pm, the same day.
Delhi Metro has also tweeted this information on their social media page. They posted, “Mark your calendars! Pink Line extension from Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 will begin operations from 4 PM on 31st December 2018. The section will connect Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 through Vinoba Puri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Mayur Vihar 1. #DelhiMetro.”
With this line, the Pink line which started its operation on March 14th, this year will become 58.59 kilometers long. A total of 38 stations are there on the Line, out of which 26 are elevated and 12 are underground. This line is also known as the Ring Road Line of Delhi, as the entire stretch passes alongside the Ring Road, which everyday witnesses’ massive congestion.