The Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line which will reduce travel time between Noida and south Delhi will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on this Christmas, December 25. The 12.64 km section of metro line from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir was granted approval by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). This is the first line by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to be operated using the Communication-Based Train Control, which is a new signaling system. The new system will facilitate movement of trains with a frequency of 90 to 100 seconds will also be added to service.
After the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro is opened, commuters will be able to travel directly to Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station, while to change trains, from Blue Line to Violet Line, at Mandi House Metro Station. This new section of metro line reduces the travel time of the commuters by about 45 minutes.
For now, in this Magenta Line, nine stations will fall under this part, which includes Botanical Garden, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Kalindi Kunj, Jasola Vihar-Shaheen Bagh, Okhla Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla NSIC and Kalkaji Mandir. Kalkaji Mandir becomes an interchange station and it was already on the Violet Line. The Botanical Garden has been developed as the first-ever inter-change station of the metro, is the outside of the boundaries of Delhi, under the DMRC.
Moreover, it is a part of the 38.23 km Botanical Garden – Janakpuri West. The line under DMRC’s phase 3 plan, the first portion opening 12.64 km long is in this week. Once the entire 3 phase plan of DMRC opened which is from Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West (38.23 km), Commuters from Noida get easy to go Gurgaon by changing trains at Hauz Khas metro station. Possible the rest of the Magenta line is to be operational by late in 2018.