The corridor, comprising 16 stations, will be the longest opened so far in Delhi Metro's Phase 3. With this, the entire 38.2 kilometre Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden Magenta Line covering the Outer Ring Road will become operational.
The Magenta Line would reduce the travel time between west Delhi and south Delhi, Gurugram (Gurgaon), Faridabad and Noida considerably.
The highlights of this corridor will be the two interchange facilities that will come up at Janakpuri West (with the Dwarka-Noida/Vaishali Blue Line) and Hauz Khas (with the HUDA City Centre-Samaypur Badli Yellow line). The domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport will also get directly connected by the Metro. Commuters travelling from Gurugram will now be able to change trains at Hauz Khas to reach south Delhi and Noida. Residents of Noida will also get direct connectivity to the domestic terminal of the airport.
With the commissioning of this section, the entire Delhi Metro corridor will expand to 278 kilometres with 202 stations. After the opening of this section, 88 kilometres of Phase 3 corridors would have been commissioned and another 72 kilometres will be in the final stages of completion.
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