Delhi Metro’s new Magenta line is inaugurated, connecting 12.64-km stretch of South Delhi starting from Kalkaji to Botanical Garden, recently. Magenta Line of Delhi Metro is India’s first ever driverless train that was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi accompanied by the Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath.
The Delhi Metro Magenta line is introduced with an aim to make commuting easy from South Delhi to Noida via Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West corridor. Also, citing the incessant increase in the air pollution of Delhi that passengers are expected to take metro as their mode of transportation and reduce fuel consumption.
Delhi Metro Magenta line route & stations
Talking about the routes of the newly launched, Magenta line Delhi Metro, the train will travel through nine stations starting from Kalkaji Mandir, Okhla NSIC, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar, Kalindi Kunj, Okhla Bird Sanctuary and finally reaching at Botanical Garden and vice versa. Prior to this, passengers had to take a lengthier route to travel between South Delhi to Noida while changing another metro at Mandi House but now you can reach your destination in just 19 minutes via these stations on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line.
Not only Noida but with the newly launched metro line will make commuting to Faridabad all the easier and hassle-free. It will save a lot of time for the students and office goers, who are the daily passengers and had to spend long hours traveling to their colleges and offices in Noida and Faridabad. There will be soon an interchangeable station operational at Hauz Khas to enable passengers to travel to Gurgaon from South Delhi, skipping the hassle of changing train at the Rajiv Chowk metro station.
Fare & other details on Delhi Metro Magenta line
The Delhi Metro’s Magenta line is a driverless train with coaches decked up with the LED display board for flashing information along with colorful seats and power charging capacity. The Magenta line metro is powered by the signaling technology Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) that enables the train to run within a frequency of 90 to 100 seconds.
After the increase in the metro fare earlier this year by Rs 10 to Rs 60, the new Delhi Metro fare will be charged Rs. 10 for up to 2 kms, Rs. 20 for distance traveled 2 to 5 kms, Rs. 30 for the distance of 5 to 12 kms, Rs. 40 for the distance of 12 to 21 kms, Rs. 50 for the distance of 21 to 32 kms and for distance traveled more than 32 kms is fixed at Rs. 60. The Magenta Line trains will run between 6 am to 11 pm on the fixed routes of Delhi Metro.