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Delhi Metro's Pink line to start operation from Wednesday

The total route length is 17.8 Km with 15 number of stations, all elevated.

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1 and 2: Train on the Pink line of the Delhi Metro arrives at Anand Vihar metro station during a media preview of the Trilokpuri, Sanjay Lake- Shiv Vihar section on Monday; With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will become 314 kilometres long with 229 Metro stations; 3: Karkardooma Metro Station is the second highest point on the rail network; 4: Drivers of the Indian Delhi Metro Rail Corporation look on before departing from the Maujpur-Babarpur metro station
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    As an early Diwali gift to the city, Delhi Metro's 17.8 km long Shiv Vihar — Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section of the 59 km long Majlis Park - Shiv Vihar corridor (Line 7) of Phase 3, also known as the Pink Line is all set to chug from October 31.

    This stretch will be a major boon for the eastern and northern fringes of the national capital with three interchange facilities at Welcome (With Red Line), Karkarduma and Anand Vihar ISBT (with Blue Line) that will tremendously boost the connectivity of areas such as Shiv Vihar, Gokul Puri, Maujpur, Jaffrabad etc.

    The total route length is 17.8 Km with 15 number of stations, all elevated. The different stations are- Triolokpuri Sanjay Lake, East Vinod Nagar-Mayur Vihar II, Mandawali-West Vinod Nagar, IP Extension, Anand Vihar ISBT, Karkarduma, Karkarduma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Badarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar. This section has three interchange stations at Anand Vihar ISBT, Karkardooma and Welcome. The facility of interchange of Metro trains between line 7 (Pink Line) and line 3/4 (Blue Line) is available at Anand Vihar ISBT and Karkarduma Station and between line7 and line 1 (Red Line) at Welcome Station. The Maujpur Station is a four (4) track station having provision of connection from Maujpur to Mukundpur, a corridor proposed in Phase-IV of the Delhi Metro project.

    With a record height of 21 metres, the Karkardooma Metro Station is also the second highest point on the rail network. The Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar Corridor is crossing the existing Vaishali- Dwarka elevated line (Line-4) 21 metres above the ground and is 10 metres above the existing Metro line.

    With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will become 314 kilometres long with 229 Metro stations. After the inauguration of this section, Delhi Metro will have opened over 80 kilometres of new lines this year. All the major corridors under Delhi Metro's Phase 3 are expected to be opened for passengers by the end of the year.

    ‘15 more cities to soon have Metro network’

    India already has a 515-km functional network of metro tracks in various cities and 15 more will soon have over 660 kilometres of tracks for rapid urban transportation, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday. Interacting with the members of the Consultative Committee attached to the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry, Puri informed them on HUA’s initiatives on urban transport in India. According to a statement released by the housing and urban affairs minister, the state governments and union territories have been advised to prepare and submit the Detailed Project Report (DPR) in line with the provisions in the Metro Rail Policy 2017.

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