Make Way, Delhi Metro's Pink Line Is Ready To Roll
If all goes well, the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line will be open for public in June this year. According to media reports, the trial runs and testing on the 20 km-stretch between Majlis Park and Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus have been successfully completed. These trial runs were being conducted to test the new signaling technology, Communication Based Train Control (CBTC).
According to a statement released by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), "Most of the mandatory clearances required for inviting the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) to inspect the section, including fire safety clearance, license for working lifts, preliminary independent safety assessment reports for signalling and platform screen doors (PSDs), clearances from the department of telecommunications, have been received by the DMRC."
Here is all you need to know about pink corridor of the Delhi Metro:
The pink plan
The Pink Line of the Delhi Metro is currently under construction and is a part of the Phase-III network. The Metro line would connect Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. Once completed, the corridor will be the longest line on the Delhi Metro, breaking the record set by the operational Blue Line. The total length of the Pink Line is 59 km and runs along the Delhi Ring Road. A major part of this corridor is elevated while the route is U-shaped pattern.
It would be also the first line to have interchanges with all operational lines as well as with the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and the Anand Vihar Terminal. The corridor will also have the highest point of the Delhi Metro at Dhaula Kuan. While this route was expected to be operational in March this year, the inauguration date has been pushed to June as a small part of the line at Trilokpuri is stuck over land acquisition issues. The line would be open for public in two segments- Mukundpur-Mayur Vihar Pocket-I and Shiv Vihar-IP Extension.
Here are the stations proposed on the Delhi Metro's Pink Line:
Mukundpur- Majlis Park- Azadpur(Yellow Line)- Shalimar Bagh- Netaji Subhash Place (Red Line)- Shakrpur- Punjabi Bagh West (Green Line)- ESI Hospital- Rajouri Garden (Blue Line)- Maya Puri- Naraina Vihar- Delhi Cantt- South Campus(Airport Express)- Moti Bagh- Bhikaji Cama Place- Sarojini Nagar- INA (Yellow Line)- South Extension- Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line)- Vinobapuri- Ashram- Hazrat Nizamudin- Mayur Vihar (Blue Line)- Mayur Vihar Pocket -I - Trilok Puri-Vinod Nagar East- Vinod Nagar- IP Extension- Anand Vihar (Blue Line)- Karkarduma (Blue Line)- Karkarduma Court- Krishna Nagar- East Azad Nagar0 Welcome (Red Line)- Jaffrabad- Maujpur- Gokulpuri- Johri Enclave- Shiv Vihar.
The DMRC will beautify the Moti Bagh Metro Station with abstract artwork, adding aesthetic value to the wall facing the ring road. It will be decorated with night glow vinyl for better visibility during the night. The DMRC is also planning to bring shopping arcade at the Lajpat Nagar Metro Station, one of the most popular retail hub of the national capital. The station will also showcase first-of-its-kind artwork and digitally printed glass work. The Pink Line will connect all major shopping hubs such as Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar.
Vibes in property market
The Pink Line will connect several affordable property markets in east Delhi with other parts of the national capital which are of economic importance. Areas such as Vinod Nagar and Trilokpuri, for instance, witnessed an increased interest from the investors due to expected rental returns. But, with the delay in this particular stretch, investors sentiments are not as positive like earlier. Since the rental demand is strong due to pocket-friendly housing options close to job hub of Lakshmi Nagar and Noida, the added Metro connectivity when operational would further boost rental returns.
With inputs from Housing News