New Delhi: Union Minister of State, Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the longest underground Magenta Metro Line from Nehru Enclave metro station on Monday.
The Magenta Line which is under third phase of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) connects Noida to South Delhi, including West Delhi, Airport and Gurugram. Now you can reach Noida to Gurugram in just 50 minutes by spending between Rs 50 to 60.
The total length of Magenta Line is 36 km which begins from Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West (West Delhi). 12.8 km long stretch between Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir has already been started in December 25, 2017 by Prime Minister Modi. And the official inauguration of 24.2 km long stretch of Magenta Line from Nehru Enclave to Janakpuri West (mostly underground) will be functional from May 29 (Tuesday) morning.
After the inauguration of Magenta Line, Delhi Metro has total stretch to 277 km with 202 metro stations.
After the inauguration, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the metro is making journey easier. I have taken charged eight months ago and this is the ninth inauguration for me across the country.
“As I have been informed that by the end of this year the DMRC will expend in 370 km, which is a great news for the daily commuters.”
Replying to the question of why 4th Phase of metro has been finalised, Minister replied, “The official work takes time. The finance department has raised some question which is being taken care of. Soon you will be informed about it.”
Later, Delhi CM Kejriwal said, “I congratulate metro for constructing India’s deepest metro station (29 Meter) and country’s longest elevator 15.6 meter within time frame. This root is increase the frequency between West, South Delhi to other parts of the city and it will also reduce the pollution in the city.”