The 9.7-km stretch comprises five stations -- Vinobapuri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. While Vinobapuri, Ashram and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations are underground, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 will be elevated.
Taking to its official Twitter handle, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said: "Mark your calendars! Pink Line extension from Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 will begin operations from 4 PM on 31st December 2018. The section will connect Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 through Vinoba Puri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Mayur Vihar 1. #DelhiMetro".
The main highlights of the corridor is the Hazrat Nizamuddin, that will serve the railway station of the same name and is one of the busiest stations in the city, giving passengers direct access to the area. The station will also serve the nearby Sarai Kale Khan ISBT as well.
While the opening of the 59-km line will allow commuters to travel seamlessly, a small section between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 to Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake is still under construction due to land issues, thereby rendering the Pink Line into two different lines. Hence, trains from Majlis Park will go until Mayur Vihar Pocket 1, while trains coming from Shiv Vihar will terminate at either IP Extension and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake.
The Pink Line is an almost U-shaped line encircling most parts of the busy Ring Road, connecting various localities such as Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Rajouri Garden, Moti Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Anand Vihar and Welcome.
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