Delhi Metro Pink Line is all set to start functions this week according to some major media houses In India. The new line is the seventh of the lot after the already operational blue, yellow, red, green, orange and violet lines. The Pink Line of the Delhi Metro was originally set to connect the Mukundpur Depot to Shiv Vihar both in North Delhi. The total length of the route is supposedly 58 kilometers, which makes it the longest line of all the seven functional lines of the city. However, only a portion of the Delhi Metro Pink Line will be operational for now and the rest of the route will be completed in a phased manner.
The Delhi Metro Pink Line that becomes operational later this week will connect the Majlis Park area to the Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus. It is also referred to as the ring road line of city’s metro network as it circles the famous road by the same name which also happens to be the most jam packed area of the city. The current route of the Pink Line of the Delhi Metro is 20.6 kilometers long. This will become the longest route for the metro at 58.59 kilometers and will connect major parts of the city because of its U shaped route.
The Delhi Metro Pink Line will have 38 metro stations in total from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, of which 12 are functional as of now. The Azapur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri and Delhi Cantonment are few of the major ones. The Pink Line of the Delhi Metro also gets interconnectivity to all other six lines thus decreasing the congestion at the existing lines by a huge margin. You will be able to change for Yellow line at Azadpur, Red line at Netaji Subhash Place, Green line at Punjabi Bagh, Blue line at Rajouri Garden, Airport Express at South Campus and Violet line at Lajpat Nagar which is yet to be constructed. This will ensure that the Delhi Metro Pink Line helps in the footfall decrease at stations like Rajeev Chowk which are always a nightmare for the passengers.
The fare of the Delhi Metro Pink Line will be in line with the other routes of the network. It is anticipated that the lowest fare will be Rupees 10 and may go up to North of 60 Rupees given the length of the route. Recently the students of the city have also organized various protests against the hike in fare at Delhi’s Metro.
The U shaped route of Delhi Metro Pink Line ensures that all major parts of the city whether in North, South, East or West are better interconnected along with the other lines of network. It also gets some features that have not yet been seen in other metro lines. With a handicapped friendly ramp, the disabled citizens can be taken to the coach directly on a wheelchair, thus making their travel easier. The Azadpur station of the Delhi Metro Pink Line will have 22 token machines in total.