New Delhi: The Delhi Metro’s Pink line will be opened by Diwali, according to various media reports. Pink line for Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Metro was scheduled to be opened in August as per a previous plan bu tthen the deadline got extended.
Pink Line MetroÂ will ease connectivity between North East Delhi and South Delhi by connecting Shiv Vihar and Lajpat Nagar. The Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section will have 15 stations that will include Shiv Vihar, Johri Enclave, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Jaffrabad, Welcome, East Azad Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Karkardooma Court, Karkardooma, Anand Vihar, IP Extension, Vinod Nagar, Vinod Nagar East, Trilokpuri. This part of Pink Line will also provide three interchange stations at Welcome, Karkardooma Court and Anand Vihar.
“SK Pathak will inspect Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section comprising 15 stations on October 20,” said a DMRC section.
For theÂ Pink line, the INA and Lajpat Nagar Metro stations have been converted into interchange stations to further boost the connectivity of these markets. The Sarojini Nagar and South Extension markets did not have any Metro connectivity till now.
Though the locations are well connected by buses, parking continues to be a major hassle for shoppers. Moreover, the markets cannot be reached in the late evening hours because of lack of public transport.
The stations, which will come up very close to the markets (within 50 metres) will facilitate the easy movement of shoppers to and from the markets. The INA Metro station also provides connectivity to Dilli Haat, one of Delhi’s major tourist attractions.
The Durgabai-Lajpat Nagar route will have a total of six stations â€” five underground and one elevated including â€” Sir Vishweshwaraih Moti Bagh (elevated), Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar. The section has two interchange stations at INA and Lajpat Nagar. While INA will be an interchange facility between the Pink Line and the Samaypur Badli â€“ HUDA City Centre (Line 2) Yellow Line, the Lajpat Nagar station will provide interchange between the Pink Line and the Kashmere Gate â€” Escorts Mujesar (Line 7) Violet Line.