New Delhi, Mar 14: The Delhi Metro’s Pink Line was inaugurated by Union Minister of State Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday (March 14). The new metro line from Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus will reduce the travelling time for daily commuters between Dwarka and Rithala.
The 21.56 km Pink Line will have 12 stations.
Things to know about Pink Line metro:
# A portion of Pink line will be inaugurated today. The line will be under Delhi Metro’s Phase III project.
# It is longest metro line till now and will be fully operational till June.
# The new metro line will be connecting Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations simultaneously.
#The north campus area of Delhi university already has metro station which falls on the Yellow Line and it connects Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.’
#The stations are — Majlis Park, Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Shakurpur, Punjabi Bagh West, ESI Hospital, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Cantt and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus.
#Out of 12 stations, 8 are elevated and four are underground stations
#These trains will be driverless with multi-coloured seats–orange, blue, pink and red. It will have darker shades for reserved seats, a special demarcated area for persons on wheelchairs, USB and three-pin recharge ports and three-handle poles for those who commute standing.
# The new line will reduce travel time between Dwarka (Blue Line) and Rithala (Red line) by 16 minutes and Rajouri Garden to Azadpur by nearly 23 minutes.