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The Magenta Line (Hindi: मैजेंटा लाइन) is a line under Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. It is the first driverless metro in India. It consists of 25 metro stations from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. Once fully complete, the Magenta Line will provide direct connectivity to Terminal 1D of Indira Gandhi International Airport. Currently, the line is operational between Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir since 25 December 2017. The upcoming Hauz Khas station on this line and the current Yellow Line will be the deepest Metro station at a depth of 32 metres, surpassing the record set by Chawri Bazaar station currently on the Yellow Line, at a depth of 22 metres.[2] The Magenta line has planned interchanges with the Yellow, Blue, and the Violet lines of the Delhi Metro network.

For the first time in India, the construction work of two parallel tunnels was completed together at Dabri Mor station. The Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor & Dashrath Puri stations on Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden line have been executed by an HCC-Samsung joint venture.[3][4]

History

Inside a Magenta line metro train

Progress of civil works up to November 2017 was 98.73%.[5] The line was initially targeted for completion in December 2016, however, this date was extended. The trials of the line began in August 2017.[6] The line is planned to be inaugurated in two stages. The first section from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir was opened for public by Narendra Modi on 25 December 2017.[7] This 12.64 km stretch from Kalkaji Mandir to Botanical Garden will reduce the travel time of its commuters from 52 minutes to 19 minutes. The remaining section of the line is scheduled to be functional by April 2018.[8]

Extension History

History
Extension date Termini Length Stations
25 December 2017 Botanical Garden Kalkaji Mandir 12.64 kilometers (7.85 mi) 9
Total Botanical Garden Kalkaji Mandir 12.64 kilometers (7.85 mi) 9

Stations

Delhi Metro Magenta Line
Janakpuri West  Blue Line 
Dabri Mor
Dashrath Puri
Palam
Sadar Bazaar Cantonment
Terminal 1D-IGI AirportTerminal 1D-IGI Airport
NH-8
Shankar Vihar
Vasant Vihar
Munirka
R.K Puram
IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas  Yellow Line 
Panchsheel Park
Chirag Delhi
Greater Kailash
Nehru Enclave
Kalkaji Mandir  Violet Line 
Mathura Road/NH-2
Okhla NSIC
Sukhdev Vihar
Jamia Millia Islamia
Okhla Vihar
Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh
Kalindi Kunj
Yamuna River
Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
border
Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Botanical Garden  Blue Line 
Stations[9]
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout Coordinates
English Hindi
1 Janakpuri West जनकपुरी पश्चिम April 2018      Blue Line Underground 28°37′46″N 77°04′42″E / 28.629540°N 77.078243°E / 28.629540; 77.078243
2 Dabri Mor डाबरी मोड़ April 2018 None Underground
3 Dashrath Puri दशरथ पुरी April 2018 None Underground
4 Palam पालम April 2018 None Underground
5 Sadaar Bazaar Cantonment सदर बाजार April 2018 None Elevated
6 Terminal 1

IGI Airport

टर्मिनल 1 इन्दिरा गाँधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा April 2018 None Underground
7 Shankar Vihar शंकर विहार April 2018 None Elevated
8 Vasant Vihar वसन्त विहार April 2018 None Underground
9 Munirka मुनिरका April 2018 None Underground
10 R.K Puram राम कृष्ण पुरम April 2018 None Underground
11 IIT Delhi आईआईटी दिल्ली April 2018 None Underground
12 Hauz Khas हौज़ खास April 2018      Yellow Line Underground
13 Panchsheel Park पंचशील पार्क April 2018 None Underground
14 Chirag Delhi चिराग दिल्ली April 2018 None Underground
15 Greater Kailash ग्रेटर कैलाश April 2018 None Underground
16 Nehru Enclave नेहरू एन्क्लेव April 2018 None Underground
17 Kalkaji Mandir कालकाजी मंदिर Operational      Violet Line Underground

Coordinates: 28°32′57″N 77°15′33″E / 28.54921°N 77.25904°E / 28.54921; 77.25904

18 Okhla NSIC ओखला एन एस आई सी Operational None Elevated
19 Sukhdev Vihar सुखदेव विहार Operational None Elevated
20 Jamia Millia Islamia जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया Operational None Elevated
21 Okhla Vihar ओखला विहार Operational None Elevated
22 Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh जसोला विहार शाहीन बाग Operational None Elevated
23 Kalindi Kunj कालिन्दी कुंज Operational None Elevated
24 Okhla Bird Sanctuary ओखला पक्षी अभयारण्य Operational None Elevated
25 Botanical Garden बॉटैनिकल गार्डन Operational      Blue Line Elevated 28°33′51″N 77°20′05″E / 28.564208°N 77.334781°E / 28.564208; 77.334781

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