After a long wait, the direct metro line connecting Gurugram to Noida has begun. This corridor of Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir Metro corridor of Magenta Line will short the distance by 30 minutes from Noida to Gurugram.
The operations from the public will begin from today from Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West Stations.
This 24.82 km stretch was flagged-off by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) and Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the Nehru Enclave Metro Station.
Five key factors which make this corridor a bit special:
1-The two new interchange facilities are available with this line. The stations with the interchange facilities are Janakpuri West (with the Dwarka – NOIDA/ Vaishali Blue Line) and Hauz Khas (with the HUDA City Centre – Samaypur Badli Yellow line). This will reduce huge footfall on Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.
2-At 29 metres, Hauz Khas is the deepest Metro station and its tunnel goes beneath that of the old stations.
3-This is the longest stretch in the DMRC’s Phase 3 project and will have 16 stations—14 underground, two elevated.
4-Terminal one of the IGI airport is getting connectivity to the metro network.
5-It is being projected as a “knowledge Corridor” as it connects four major universities of the National Capital Region (NCR). The Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology, Amity University, and Jamia Milia Islamia are getting metro connectivity through this corridor.
These are the following stations on this corridor: Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, Terminal 1 – IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, GK Enclave, Nehru Enclave.