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To provide an alternative route for connecting the Noida region with western Delhi via south Delhi, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) planned the Magenta line metro route between Botanical Garden in Noida and Janakpuri in Delhi. Both of these stations were already connected via the Delhi Metro Blue Line. As a result, the Magenta Line metro route took over the excessive load from the Blue Line route by providing a faster way of getting across the NCR, without crossing central Delhi and the congested nodes of Rajiv Chowk and Mandi House.
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Magenta Line Metro route : Currently operational section
- Janakpuri West (Interchange with Blue Line)
- Dabri Mor
- Sadar Bazar Cantonment
- IGI Airport Terminal 1
- Shankar Vihar
- Vasant Vihar
- RK Puram
- IIT Delhi
- Hauz Khas (Interchange with Yellow Line)
- Panchsheel Park
- Chirag Delhi
- Greater Kailash
- Nehru Enclave
- Kalkaji Mandir (Interchange with Violet Line)
- Okhla NSIC
- Sukhdev Vihar
- Jamia Millia Islamia
- Okhla Vihar
- Jasola Vihar
- Kalindi Kunj
- Okhla Bird Sanctuary
- Botanical Garden (Interchange with Blue Line)
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Magenta Line Metro route : Under-construction extension
- RK Ashram (Interchange with Blue Line)
- Nami Karim
- Sadar Bazar
- Pul Bangash (Interchange with Red Line)
- Subzi Mandi
- Shakti Nagar Chowk
- Derawal Nagar
- Ashok Vihar
- Azadpur (Interchange with Pink Line)
- Majlis Park (Interchange with Pink Line)
- Bhalswa Lake
- Mukarba Chowk
- Haiderpur Badli Mor (Interchange with Yellow Line)
- North Pitampura
- Prashant Vihar
- Madhuban Chowk (Interchange with Red Line)
- Deepali Chowk
- West Enclave
- Peeragarhi (Interchange with Green Line)
- Paschim Vihar
- Meera Bagh
- Krishna Park Extension
- Janakpuri West (Interchange with Blue Line)
The geotechnical and geophysical investigation work began in April 2022 for Package DC05 of the 28.92-km stretch from Janakpuri West to RK Ashram on the Delhi Metro Magenta Line. The Rs. 2481.50 crore contract of Package DC05 was awarded to Afcons Infrastructure.
A 7.46-km underground section of Delhi Metro Phase 4 project will connect a ramp north of Derawal Nagar with RK Ashram metro station. There will be six stations including Derawal Nagar, Ghanta Ghar, Pulbangash (interchange with Red Line), Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim & Ramakrishna Ashram Marg (interchange with Blue Line).
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Delhi Metro Magenta Line stations
The Magenta Line Delhi Metro route starts from Botanical Garden in Noida and ends at Janakpuri West, in west Delhi. There are 25 metro stations on this operational route, out of which 10 are elevated and the remaining are underground. The total length of this stretch is 38 kms. Under the Delhi Metro Phase 4, the Magenta Line will be further extended to RK Ashram, providing an interchange for the Blue Line. The extension is expected to become operational by 2023-24.
The Haiderpur Badli Metro Station will become the highest station of the Delhi Metro network. It will also serve as an interchange point between the existing Yellow line (Samaypur Badli-Huda City Centre) station and the upcoming Metro station of the Magenta line route extension. The Metro station, developed under Phase IV of the Delhi Metro project, will be the highest elevated metro station in the world with a height tall as a seven-storey building. The platform level will be at 24.25 metres and track level will be at 23.2 metres.
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Magenta Line Metro timeline
December 2016: Initial target for completion but this was delayed due to tunneling work.
August 2017: Trials begin on the route.
December 25, 2017: Magenta Line opens between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir.
May 28, 2018: Magenta Line opens between Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West.
Magenta Line route: Interesting facts
- The Magenta Line is the first driverless metro in India.
- The Janakpuri West metro station has the tallest escalator with a vertical height of 15 metres.
- It was on the Magenta Line, where, for the first time, two parallel tunnels were constructed simultaneously. This was at the Dabri Mor station.
- Shankar Vihar is the only Delhi Metro station where free movement is restricted by the military. This is because it falls in the Delhi Cantonment area.
- The Hauz Khas station on the Magenta Line and the Yellow Line is the deepest metro station at a depth of 32 metres.
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How Magenta Line has impacted the real estate market
The Magenta Line connects two distant nodes of the national capital region, which were already connected earlier via the Blue Line Delhi Metro. However, the Magenta Line follows a different route, via posh pockets of south Delhi, such as Panchsheel Park, Greater Kailash, Hauz Khas and so on. While the prices are already on the higher end and the supply is mostly saturated with bungalows and kothis giving way to independent floors, the Magenta Line basically gave a push to connectivity in its neighbouring areas, which gets spillover demand from these localities. Once extended towards RK Ashram, north Delhi will have better connectivity to the western region, which is mostly untouched, so far.
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Magenta line route latest updates
Update on May 9, 2022
PWD plans to build transport hubs at two Delhi Metro stations
With the aim to offer the last-mile connectivity to Metro commuters, the Public Works Department (PWD) will be developing a Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) hub at the Magenta line stations of IIT and Panchsheel Park on the route with dedicated parking space for vehicles including autos, cabs, buses, and cycles.
The DMRC and the PWD also plan to make the area pedestrian-and differently abled-friendly by providing walkways and seating arrangements. The Transport Department will work on facilitating commuters with these modes of transport after the DMRC and PWD finish their part of the project. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 4.59 crore.
What is the route of the magenta line?
Magenta Line starts from Janakpuri West and ends at Botanical Garden in Noida.
Is the magenta line fully operational?
The Magenta Line is not yet fully operational. The RK Ashram-Janakpuri link is expected to be completed by 2023-2024.
(With inputs from Surbhi Gupta)