New Delhi [India], Mar 14 (NT): Delhi Commuters will get an opportunity to take a metro journey in the swanky new Pink Line, which is programmed to become operational from Wednesday evening.
“The 21.56 km long Majlis Park to Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus corridor will be flagged off by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge), Hardeep Singh Puri at 4 pm from Metro Bhawan and will be opened for public use from 6 pm, “the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement as quoted by ANI.
The Pink Line also recognized as the Ring Road Line, which is an almost circular line that passes alongside the busy Ring Road in the national capital in a U-shaped pattern that observed massive traffic jams every day.
The over 20 km line is a part of the entire 58.9 km corridor and When it will complete then will become the longest Metro line in the country.
The new section will especially help college students, as the Delhi University's South and North campuses would be connected straightly by the metro for the first time. Students can get to South Campus from Vishwavidyalaya station of the Yellow Line within 40 minutes.
"The new signalling technology will facilitate the movement of trains with a frequency of 90 to 100 seconds. However, for an initial period of two years the trains will have drivers," the DMRC added.
The 21.56 km-long corridor, once unlocked, will also lessen metro travel time between Dwarka Sector-21 (Blue Line) and Rithala (Red Line) by over 16 minutes and Rajouri Garden and Azadpur by almost 23 minutes, the DMRC asserted. (NT)