PRESS RELEASE: MAJLIS PARK - DURGABAI DESHMUKH SOUTH CAMPUS METRO CORRIDOR INAUGURATED FOR PASSENGER SERVICES
The Majlis Park – Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Pink corridor of the Delhi Metro was formally inaugurated for passenger services today by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Sh. Hardeep Singh Puri and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and many senior dignitaries.
The 21.56 kilometre long corridor is the longest stretch opened as part of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 so far. It consists of 12 stations and will connect the Delhi University’s south campus for the first time by Metro. This is also the first Metro corridor to come up on the national capital’s arterial Ring Road.
Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Puri complimented Delhi Metro for the opening of the line and said, “The inauguration of this line will add several kilometres and will take Delhi Metro across the 250 kilometres mark. The overall kilometreage in India is over 450 and we are scheduled to reach 700 kilometres mark very soon.”
Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “twelve stations on this section have been given platinum rating for adherence to green building norms. Delhi Metro deserves appreciation for this achievement.”
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal said, ”Delhi Metro, today is the pride of the city of Delhi. The way it is being constructed and operated, is indeed an example in front of the world. After the Delhi Metro, now Metros are being built in cities across the country.”
H.E. Sh. Kenji Hiramatsu, the Ambassador of Japan to India said, “Japan has supported construction of the Delhi Metro technically as well as financially from the very beginning of the project, helping Delhi Metro to realise world-class services with regard to safety, reliability, punctuality, comfort and customer satisfaction.”
Members of Parliament, Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh and Delhi’s Transport Minister, Sh. Kailash Gahlot were also present on the occasion. With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network has now expanded to 252 kilometres with 185 stations.
Network Details (as on 14th March, 2018)
- Total Metro network now: 252 kilometres
- Kilometres added today: 21.56 kilometres
- Phase 3 network already opened: 62 kilometres
- Phase 3 Network to be opened: 98 kilometres (excluding NOIDA – greater NOIDA section of 30 kilometres)
- Total Metro network after completion of Phase 3: 360 kilometres(excluding NOIDA – greater NOIDA section of 30 kilometres)
- Interchange stations on this section: 04 (Interchange facility between Dhaula Kuan and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus to be operational by June, 2018)
- Total Interchange stations now: 17 (including Sikanderpur with Rapid Metro)
- Total Interchange stations after completion of Phase 3: 27