New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the Pink Line section of Delhi Metro from Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus to Lajpat Nagar on Monday. This section connects 4 major shopping centers of the capital. This section of the Pink Line has a total of 6 Metro Stations. Here are some glimpses of the inauguration ceremony held at headquarters of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC).
1 Elevated and 5 Underground Stations Sir Vishweshwariya Moti Bagh station is elevated, while Bhikaji Cama Place, INA, Sarojini Nagar, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar Station are Underground. It is good for the people that this section connects some of major shopping hubs of Delhi like INA, Sarojini Nagar, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar. All 6 stations in this section have got platinum ratings from the Indian Green Building Council because they are environmentally friendly.
Delhi Metro network is now 296 km With t he inauguration of this line, the network of Delhi Metro has expanded to 296 km, which includes 214 stations. Union Urban Development Minister Puri said that the inauguration of the newly constructed 8-km long section is a proud moment for the people of Delhi. Union Minister Ananth Kumar and DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh were also present at the inaugural function. This section was inaugurated by the Metro Building through the remote.
Delighted to flag off the 8.1 km stretch of DMRC Pink Line from Moti Bagh to Lajpat Nagar with Delhi CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal & Shri @AnanthKumar_BJP today. This stretch will connect 4 major markets of Delhi & will be a boon for shoppers & traders. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/8PKcjd9oRo— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 6, 2018
I am proud to be a part of the urban transformation.When I was young, my school bus used to take a very long time to reach Lajpat Nagar from Moti Bagh. Now, this distance can be covered in about 15 minutes in a world class, green & efficient metro. (2/4) pic.twitter.com/8qypgOuPG8 — Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 6, 2018
By naming Moti Bagh station as Sir Visvesvaraya Moti Bagh Station, I am delighted that DMRC is paying a tribute to India’s engineering legend, Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. (3/4) pic.twitter.com/i7AY0MkR2R— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 6, 2018
I thank Japan International Cooperation Agency for funding a large portion of India’s metro network. Presence of HE Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan & JICA India Chief Mr Katsuo Matsumoto was an affirmation of the special relationship between our countries. (4/4) pic.twitter.com/ZljahZwZOW— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 6, 2018
2 new interchange stations on this section 8.10 km long stretch Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lapat Nagar section has interchange facility on 2 stations. From the INA, where the Interlink facility will be available for the Yellow Line, the Lajpat Nagar station will get an interchange facility for the Violet line. This section is part of 59 kilometers long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar Corridor (Pink Line), which falls under the Phase-III network of DMRC. With the commencement of this section, the total operational network of Phase-3 has reached 106 kilometers.
The first section of the Pink Line was inaugurated in March The first corridor of the Pink Line between the Majlis Park and South Campus was inaugurated on 14 March this year. This section connects North and South Campus of Delhi University with Metro route. To know more about Delhi Metro Rail Projects.