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Full Magenta Line to start operations on May 29

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Metro's Line will become fully operational on May 29 when the stretch from Kalkaji Mandir to West starts, cutting from in to west Delhi, it was announced on Monday.

The 25.6-km corridor will be formally flagged off by for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister on May 28 at 4.30 p.m. from the

The portion of the line from Botanical Garden in to Kalkaji Mandir in south started in December.

The stretch due to open for public on May 29 will have interchange stations at West and Hauz Khas, allowing commuters to connect with Line (City Centre/21) and Line (Huda City Centre-Samaypur Badli) respectively.

"The domestic terminals of the will also get directly connected by the Metro... Residents of Noida will also get direct connectivity to the domestic terminal of the airport," the Rail Corp (DMRC) said in a statement.

The Majenta line will link west Delhi directly with some key areas in south Delhi, eventually crossing the to enter Noida.

The stations on this corridor are: West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, Terminal 1-IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, R.K. Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, G.K. Enclave and Nehru Enclave.

Of the 25.6 km section, 23 km is underground and the rest is elevated. Only and stations are elevated. The remaining ones are all underground.

With the commissioning of this section, the entire corridor will expand to 278 km with 202 stations, DMRC said.

Delhi Metro, which opened in 2002, now ferries about 27 lakh passengers daily during working days.

Besides the Airport Express, has Red, Yellow, Blue, Violet, Magenta, and lines criss-crossing the capital and connecting Gurgaon in as well as Noida and Ghaziabad in

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First Published: Mon, May 21 2018. 17:32 IST
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