New Delhi, Apr 5: A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official has informed that the Magenta Line of Delhi Metro, which connects Janakpuri West with Botanical Garden, Noida, may become fully operational in April. A segment of the 37-km line is already operational. In December last year, the 12.64-km-long section of the line, which joins Botanical Garden station with Kalkaji Temple, was opened to the public.
The official told a news agency that the remaining portion of the line was ready for operation, and the DMRC will likely send the request for an inspection by the Railway Safety Commissioner. The officer informed that the service will be opened to the public in a month.
With this, places like Munrika, Chirag Delhi and other locations will get direct connectivity through metro with Noida.
The Magenta line was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was not invited to the event.
Recently, a section of the newly-built 58-km-long Pink Line was inaugurated in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated a section of the Pink Line of Delhi metro remotely.
Delhi Metro is the most popular means of public transport in the national capital. Lakhs of passengers travel daily by metro in Delhi and adjoining cities like Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram.