Delhi Metro's Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 line to open on Dec 31
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has a New Year gift for its riders, as the 9.7-km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket- 1 corridor of the Pink Line is all set to be opened for public on December 31. "This extension of the Delhi Metro's Pink Line will be formally flagged off by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on December 31 at 11 am from Metro Bhawan," an official said.
"Passenger services will commence on this section on the same day from 4 pm onwards," the official added.
This 9.7km-stretch, an extension of the currently operational Majlis Park-Lajpat Nagar section, will be a major boon for commuters of prominent areas such as Ashram, Vinoba Puri, Mayur Vihar, etc. The stretch will also put Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station on the metro map for the first time. Hazrat Nizamuddin metro station will also be connected with the ISBT at Sarai Kale Khan.
The Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket-I stretch will also see Delhi Metro cross the Yamuna for the fourth time. The other three corridors that bridge the Yamuna are the Red, Blue and Magenta Lines.
DMRC would also provide interchange facility on this section at the Mayur Vihar-I, where commuters will be able to change trains between Pink and Blue Lines.
The existing Blue Line station will be connected to the upcoming Pink Line station through a 63 metre-long foot overbridge.
The new segment is part of the 59-km-long Pink Line, which spans from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. It is part of the Phase-III of the DMRC network. The five stations are –Lajpat Nagar, Vinobapuri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Ph-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. Mayur Vihar Ph-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are elevated stations, the official said.
The DMRC also tweeted about the scheduled opening, "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".
Apart from this stretch of the Pink Line, Delhi Metro is also set to soon open the 9.4-km stretch from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda extension of the Red Line and the 29.7-km long Aqua Line of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC).