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Delhi’s 59-km Pink Line Metro now fully operational; becomes network's longest corridor

Inaugurating via video conferencing, Union Minister Puri said the inauguration might be small from the point of view of network length, but it has enhanced the connectivity to the lakhs of people, and this route will play an important role.

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 6, 2021, 4:45 PM IST
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In a significant move for Delhi Metro, the 850.8-metre stretch extension in Pink Line at Trilopuri, which was like a bottleneck for the DMRC authorities due to land acquisition issues, was inaugurated on August 6. Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the route through video conferencing. Transport Minister of Delhi Kailash Gehlot and other DMRC officials were also present.

The new course covers the area between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake stations. The 59-km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor is fully operational, also known as the Ring Road Line, which has 38 stations on the route.

Inaugurating via video conferencing, Union Minister Puri said the inauguration might be small from the point of view of network length, but it has enhanced the connectivity to the lakhs of people, and this route will play an important role.

He said that the past two years have been difficult, yet the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is ready with a new connection. Applauding the success, Puri added that the DMRC is actively engaged in the planning and construction of the Dhaka Metro in Bangladesh and is establishing itself as an efficient company of international repute.

However, as the route is operational, Delhi Metro's Pink Line has become its longest operative corridor.
Putting it in simpler terms, with the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro will become about 390 kilometres long with 285 stations (including the Noida – Greater Noida Metro Corridor and Rapid Metro Gurugram).

In other news, last year, the first-ever driverless Metro train and implementation of National Common Mobility Card facility off the Delhi Metro were operationalised.

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