Pink Line: Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Stretch Opens For Public
After the inauguration of Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri stretch in October, the Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Phase-I stretch of the Delhi Metro's Pink Line has now become operational. This extension was formally flagged off by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. This stretch will have five stations — Vinoba Puri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-I.
Lajpat Nagar- Mayur Vihar section: Vinoba Puri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-I.
Trilokpuri-Shiv Vihar section: Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake, East Vinod Nagar-Mayur Vihar-II , Mandawali-West Vinod Nagar, IP Extension, Anand Vihar ISBT (Blue Line), Karkardooma (Blue Line), Karkardooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome (Red Line), Jaffrabad, Maujpur- Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar.
Lajpat Nagar- South Campus section: Sir Vishweshwariah Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA (Yellow Line), South Extension and Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line).
Once fully operational, the Pink Line will connect north and northwest part of the national capital with the southern part of the city, and reduce travel time for residents of west and north Delhi to the airport.
The pink plan
The Pink Line of the Delhi Metro 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.
Impact on 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 increased interest from the investors due to expected rental returns. But, with the delay in this particular stretch, investors sentiments are not as positive as earlier. Since the rental demand is strong due to pocket-friendly housing options close to the job hub of Lakshmi Nagar and Noida, the added Metro connectivity when operational would further boost rental returns.
With inputs from Housing News