Commuting in Delhi is set to become easier. As far as public transport is concerned, Delhiites have seen a number of additions to the transport system that will surely make their daily commute a lot less hectic. Adding to the good news is the fact that Delhi Metro’s Pink Line Pocket 1 corridor is being inaugurated on the 31st of December as a New Year’s gift for residents of the national capital region.
Delhi Metro has announced that it will open the 9.7 km Pocket-1 corridor that runs between Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar, this Monday.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) confirmed that the commuters will be able to use the Pocket-1 corridor the very same day. Necessary approvals for the launch of passenger operations were granted earlier this week after a thorough inspection was conducted by the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS).
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia are set to inaugurate the corridor on December 31 at 11am from Metro Bhawan.
There are five stations on the new section which include Lajpat Nagar (existing), Vinobapuri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. Out of which, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are elevated stations and the rest three are underground.
The Pink Line which is already operational from Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar and from Trilokpuri to Shiv Vihar, comes under Phase-III of the DMRC network. The Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 corridor is a part of the 59-km-long Pink Line, which runs from Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar and Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park.
After the launch of this new corridor, Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 and Trilokpuri stations will be the only stretch remaining on the Pink Line where work started late.