Delhi Metro Janakpuri-Kalkaji Magenta Line Starts Next Week, Will Have India's Tallest Escalator

Metro officials say the escalator on Janakpuri West Metro station would be as tall as a five-storey building.

The escalator on Janakpuri West Metro station would be 15.6 metre long.

Highlights

  • The much-awaited section will be flagged off on May 28
  • Travelling from Delhi to Gurgaon via Metro will now just take 50 minutes
  • Janakpuri West station will have a 15.6 metre long escalator
New Delhi:

Come May 29, travelling from Delhi to Gurgaon via Delhi Metro will just take 50 minutes. With inauguration of a new corridor on Delhi Metro Magenta Line, 16 new stations will be open to public connecting Janakpuri to Kalkaji. One of the prime attractions on this Magenta Line would be a 15.6 metre long escalator, which would be India's tallest. Metro officials say the escalator on Janakpuri West Metro station would be as tall as a five-storey building.

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Tallest escalator signboard.

The much-awaited section will be flagged off on May 28, a day before it's thrown open to public, by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from Nehru Enclave Metro station.

The 25.6 km long corridor will be the longest opened so far in Delhi Metro's Phase 3 and will enhance connectivity in Delhi-NCR. With this, the entire 38.2 kilometre Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden Magenta Line covering the Outer Ring Road will become operational.

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The wait time during peak hours from 6 am to 11 am would be 5.15 minutes. During non-peak hours, the wait time would be 6 minutes.

Until now, Chawri Bazaar was the deepest point in the DMRC network at 25 metres. With opening of this line, the deepest point would be 29 metres at Hauz Khaz metro station.

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Reserved seats for physically disabled in metro coach.

The 16 stations on this corridor are - Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar, Terminal 1 - IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, GK Enclave and Nehru Enclave. Of the 16 stations, only two - Sadar Bazar and Shankar Vihar - are elevated and the rest are underground.

Last year, Magenta Line's Botanical Garden-Kalkaji stretch was made operational. With the commissioning of this section, the entire Delhi Metro corridor will expand to 278 kilometres with 202 stations.