Magenta Line of Delhi Metro was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, 2017. The Magenta Line is the first metro route in Delhi to have driverless metro trains being operated. Initially, the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir corridor was made operational for the commuters.
About Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir Metro Stretch
The 24.82-km long Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir stretch of the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line will be inaugurated today by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 4.30 pm at the Nehru Enclave metro station. This is the longest stretch of the Delhi Metro opened so far under DMRC's Phase-III project. The total stretch comprises 16 stations i.e. 14 underground and 2 elevated. The five-level new Hauz Khas station on this metro line is the deepest metro station in the entire DMRC network. This 29 meters deep-down station is an engineering landmark as its tunnel goes beneath that of the old stations.
The metros on this line will become operative from 6 am on Tuesday from the Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West stations simultaneously.
Advantages of traveling by Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir Metro Line
With the inauguration of this line, the two new interchange facilities will be available. One is from Janakpuri West (on the Dwarka - NOIDA/ Vaishali Blue Line) and the other one is at Hauz Khas (on the HUDA City Centre - Samaypur Badli Yellow line). The traveling time between Gurugram and Noida will get reduced by 30 minutes as the commuters will don't have to through the jam-packed Rajiv Chowk Metro station. This metro stretch has a direct connectivity to Terminal I (domestic terminal) of Indira Gandhi International Airport on the Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir Metro Line.
A "Knowledge Corridor"
The Magenta Line is observed as the 'Knowledge Corridor' by the DMRC as the connectivity to four major universities of the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) lies on this line. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will get metro connectivity from tomorrow after Janakpuri-Kalkaji Mandir metro line becomes operational. The Jamia Milia Islamia University in south Delhi and Amity University in Noida already have metro connectivity with the opening of the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir section in December 2017.
Stations covered by this line
The stations on this corridor are Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, Terminal 1 - IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, GK Enclave, Nehru Enclave and Kalkaji Mandir.
List of Metro Stations on Magenta Line
|1||Janakpuri West||Operational Blue line|
|5||Sadaar Bazaar Cantonment||Operational|
|6||Terminal 1 IGI Airport||Operational|
|12||Hauz Khas||Operational Yellow Line|
|17||Kalkaji Mandir||Operational Violet Line|
|20||Jamia Millia Islamia||Operational|
|22||Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh||Operational|
|24||Okhla Bird Sanctuary||Operational|
|25||Botanical Garden||Operational Blue line|
Last Updated on: March 2, 2020