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The Pink Line (Hindi: पिंक लाइन) is a line of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. It comes under the Delhi Metro Phase III network. It consists of 38 metro stations from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, both in North Delhi. Upon completion, the Pink Line with a length of 58.59 kilometres (36.41 mi), will be the longest line in Delhi Metro, breaking the record set by the operational Blue Line. It will be mostly elevated and will cover Delhi in an almost 'U' shaped pattern. The Pink Line is also known as the Ring Road Line, as the entire line passes alongside the busy Ring Road in Delhi, that witnesses massive traffic jams everyday.

The Pink line has planned interchanges with most of the operational lines of the network such as the Yellow, Red, Blue, Orange Line and Violet lines, as well as with Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar Terminal (Indian Railways) and the ISBT's at Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan. The Pink Line will have highest point of Delhi Metro at Dhaula Kuan with a height of 23.6 metres, passing over the Dhaula Kuan grade separator flyovers and the Airport Express Line.[1]

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) commenced trial runs on the 6.5 km elevated stretch between Shakurpur and Mayapuri stations of the Pink line on 22 June 2017.[2][3][4][5] Progress of civil works up to December 2017 is 95.36%.[6] The line is planned to be opened in stages by June 2018 (except Trilokpuri to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 section due to land issue at the former). The section between Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus has become operational from 14 March 2018 and the sections Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus To Lajpat Nagar & Shiv Vihar To IP Extension will be open to public by June 2018. However, Lajpat Nagar To Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 will be open to public by September 2018.


Direct metro connectivity between a major part of east Delhi with southern parts of the city has been delayed further because Delhi Metro’s longest line—the 58.6 km Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor—will operate in two segments as a small part of the line is stuck over land issues. This line will connect north and west Delhi with south and east Delhi. But about 4 km is stuck over land acquisition and rehabilitation of affected people in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri. This 4 km problem zone has 3 stations - Vinod Nagar, Vinod Nagar East and Trilokpuri. Trains coming from Mukundpur will be reversed from Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 station while those operating from Shiv Vihar will return from IP Extension.

History

Stations

The stations proposed for the Pink Line are:[7]

Stations
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout Coordinates
English Hindi
1 Mukundpur Depot मुकुंदपुर 14 March 2018 None At Grade
2 Majlis Park मजलिस पार्क 14 March 2018 None Elevated
3 Azadpur आजादपुर 14 March 2018      Yellow Line Underground 28°42′26″N 77°10′48″E / 28.707273°N 77.179974°E / 28.707273; 77.179974
4 Shalimar Bagh शालीमार बाग 14 March 2018 None Underground
5 Netaji Subhash Place नेताजी सुभाष प्लेस 14 March 2018      Red Line Underground 28°41′45″N 77°09′09″E / 28.695886°N 77.152450°E / 28.695886; 77.152450
6 Shakurpur शकूरपुर 14 March 2018 None Elevated
7 Punjabi Bagh West पंजाबी बाग पश्चिम 14 March 2018 None Elevated
8 ESI Hospital ई एस आई अस्पताल 14 March 2018 None Elevated
9 Rajouri Garden राजौरी गार्डन 14 March 2018      Blue Line Elevated 28°38′56″N 77°07′21″E / 28.649004°N 77.122634°E / 28.649004; 77.122634
10 Mayapuri माया पुरी 14 March 2018 None Elevated
11 Naraina Vihar नारायणा विहार 14 March 2018 None Underground
12 Delhi Cantt दिल्ली कैंट 14 March 2018 None Elevated
13 Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus साउथ कैम्पस 14 March 2018      Airport Express (Orange Line) Elevated
14 Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh सर विश्वेश्वरय्या मोती बाग June 2018 None Elevated
15 Bhikaji Cama Place भीकाजी कामा प्लेस June 2018 None Underground
16 Sarojini Nagar सरोजिनी नगर June 2018 None Underground
17 INA आई एन ए June 2018      Yellow Line Underground
18 South Extension साउथ एक्सटेंशन June 2018 None Underground
19 Lajpat Nagar लाजपत नगर June 2018      Violet Line Underground
20 Vinobapuri विनोबापुरी September 2018 None Underground
21 Ashram आश्रम September 2018 None Underground
22 Hazrat Nizamuddin हजरत निजामुद्दीन September 2018 Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station
Indian Railways
Underground
23 Mayur Vihar – I मयूर विहार-१ September 2018      Blue Line Elevated 28°36′17″N 77°17′22″E / 28.604743°N 77.289328°E / 28.604743; 77.289328
24 Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 मयूर विहार पॉकेट 1 September 2018 None Elevated
25 Trilokpuri त्रिलोक पुरी None None Elevated
26 Vinod Nagar East विनोद नगर पूर्व None None Elevated
27 Vinod Nagar विनोद नगर None None Elevated
28 IP Extension आईपी एक्सटेंशन June 2018 None Elevated
29 Anand Vihar आनंद विहार June 2018      Blue Line
Anand Vihar Terminal
Indian Railways, Anand Vihar ISBT
Elevated 28°38′50″N 77°18′58″E / 28.647328°N 77.316091°E / 28.647328; 77.316091
30 Karkarduma कड़कड़ डूमा June 2018      Blue Line Elevated 28°38′55″N 77°18′17″E / 28.648641°N 77.304708°E / 28.648641; 77.304708
31 Karkarduma Court कड़कड़डूमा कोर्ट June 2018 None Elevated
32 Krishna Nagar कृष्णा नगर June 2018 None Elevated
33 East Azad Nagar आजाद नगर पूर्व June 2018 None Elevated
34 Welcome वेलकम June 2018      Red Line Elevated 28°40′19″N 77°16′41″E / 28.672050°N 77.277934°E / 28.672050; 77.277934
35 Jaffrabad जाफराबाद June 2018 None Elevated
36 Maujpur मौजपुर June 2018 None Elevated
37 Gokulpuri गोकुलपुरी June 2018 None Elevated
38 Johri Enclave जौहरी एनक्लेव June 2018 None Elevated
39 Shiv Vihar शिव विहार June 2018 None Elevated

Planned Networks:

Mukundpur-Maujpur 12.54 kilometres (7.79 mi).

Type: Elevated

Stations[7]: Burari Crossing, Jagatpur Village, Surghat, Khajuri Khas, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar and Maujpur

See also

References

  1. ^ "New high for Metro with track at 24m". The Indian Express. 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Trials on Metro's longest stretch start - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Trial Run On Eventually Driverless Delhi Metro Pink Line". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Trial run begins on Pink Line corridor of Delhi Metro". The Financial Express. 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Delhi Metro's Pink line trials begin". thestatesman.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  6. ^ "Pink Line deadline extended". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Metro Network Phase I, II, III & NCR" (pdf). Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). February 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 

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