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Majlis Park-South Campus stretch on Pink Line to open on Mar 14

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The over 20 km Majlis Park-Durgabhai Deshmukh section of the Metro's will be thrown open to the public on March 14, a said today.

The for (CMRS), which inspected the stretch from February 26-28, has given the clearance for the project.

"The 21.56 km-long Majlis ParkDurgabai Deshmukh Metro corridor will be formally flagged off by for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister on March 14 at 4 PM from the Metro Bhawan here," the senior DMRC said.

on the stretch will begin from 6 pm onwards on the same day from both and Durgabai Deshmukh stations simultaneously, he said.

This section is part of the 59 kilometre long Shiv Vihar corridor ( Line 7) of Metro's Phase 3.

The 59-km Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor (Line 7) of the metro network, also known as the Pink Line, is part of the Phase-III project.

Testing on the segment (Majlis Park-South Campus), part of the Phase-III project of the Rail Corporation, was also successfully completed recently.

Starting last year, trial runs on its other stretches have also been conducted. The entire corridor will open by June 2018.

Incidetnally, D S Mishra, on the sidelines of an event at the Metro Bhawan yesterday had said that the stetch would open next week, but had not given any specific date.

The Majlis Park-Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus section has 12 stations, including three interchange stations at Azadpur, Netaji Subhash Place and Rajouri Garden.

"The metro train on this stretch will also cross Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 m (as high as a seven-storey building) to reach South Campus from Majlis Park," the DMRC said.

On February 7, trial runs began on the over 10-km elevated stretch (IP Extension-Maujpur) of the Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor, on which the new signalling technology, Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), will be "rigorously tested".

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 23:50 IST