Using the Magenta Line, commuters will be able to cut down the travel time between Noida and Gurgaon to 50 minutes from the current over 90 minutes.
The Magenta Line has 16 stations-14 underground and two elevated. Officials said the service for passengers will begin at 6 am on Tuesday.
Hauz Khas (with Yellow Line) and Janakpuri West (with Blue Line) stations are the interchange facilities on this corridor, besides the existing Kalkaji Mandir station (with Violet Line).
This section is the longest stretch to have opened so far in Delhi Metro's Phase-III project.
The new corridor will operate with 24 trains, which will be gradually increased to 26. The frequency of trains will be 5 minutes and 15 seconds during peak hours through the whole section. If passenger traffic demands shorter intermediate loops, higher frequency will be introduced after studying the traffic pattern.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at the event that the government will soon take a decision regarding the delayed Phase IV of the Delhi Metro network, which now has an operational span of 277 km.
With inputs from agencies
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