Operations will soon begin on the eight-km stretch of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line from Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus to Lajpat Nagar station, as the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has given its nod. The mandatory nod from the CMRS, is subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions and stipulations, officials said on July 26, 2018.
The CMRS had given the mandatory approval and the section is expected to be inaugurated early next month, they said. The 8.10-km-long section has six stations, including two interchange facilities at INA (with Yellow Line) and Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line). This stretch is part of the 59-km-long Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar corridor (Pink Line). The new stations are – Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh, Bhikhaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar.
The inspection by the CMRS took place on July 24, 2018. It was earlier scheduled to be held on July 23, 2018, but was postponed by a day, a senior DMRC official said.
With the opening of this section, the operational span of the Pink Line from Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar will become 29.66 kms and the entire operational span of the DMRC will reach 296 kms, with 214 stations.
The first corridor of the Pink Line, from Majlis Park to South Campus was opened on March 14, 2018, connecting the north and south campuses of the Delhi University on the DMRC network for the first time.