Pink Line: DMRC To Bridge Missing Link Between Mayur Vihar, Trilokpuri

Pink Line: DMRC To Bridge Missing Link Between Mayur Vihar, Trilokpuri

Pink Line: DMRC To Bridge Missing Link Between Mayur Vihar, Trilokpuri
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If all goes as planned, the missing link between Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Trilokpuri on the Delhi Metro's Pink Line will be bridged and the entire 59.6-km stretch will be up and running soon. Work on the Pink Line Metro route was stalled as a small part of the line at Trilokpuri was stuck over land-acquisition issues. With the issue now resolved, the Pink Line will now run in U-shaped pattern between Majlis Vihar and Shiv Vihar. 

Currently, the trial run are being conducted on the Lajpat Nagar- Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the Pink Line. This stretch of Pink Line has six stations, Sir Vishweshwaraih Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension, and Lajpat Nagar. There are two interchange stations at INA and Lajpat Nagar, where trains will intersect the Yellow and Violet lines, respectively.

The Delhi Metro will also open two major section on the Pink Line for public use by June. The first segment will extend the corridor from Delhi University's South Campus to Lajpat Nagar, through Sarojini Nagar, INA and South Extension, and the second section will open between northeast Delhi’s Shiv Vihar and east Delhi’s Trilokpuri.

On March 14, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the 20 km-stretch between Majlis Park and Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus. Trial runs were conducted to test the new signalling technology, Communication Based Train Control. 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.

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. 

The route

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 Nagar- Welcome (Red Line)- Jaffrabad- Maujpur- Gokulpuri- Johri Enclave- Shiv Vihar.

Extra efforts

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. 

Delhi Metro Pink Line Map

With inputs from Housing News

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