NEW DELHI: Passengers travelling from West Delhi will soon get a direct metro ride to South Delhi once the magenta line, connecting Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden, project gets completed.
The Janakpuri West metro station on blue line has been converted into an interchange metro station, connecting West Delhi to Noida. On Blue line it has 28 stations between Janakpuri West and Botancial Garden whereas on magenta line it has 24 stations.
“The interchange station will be the first station of the Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor of Phase 3 which will connect Line 3 with important locations such as the Terminal 1 of the IGI Airport, Munirka, Hauz Khas, Nehru Place and Botanical Garden in Noida. About 53,700 additional commuters are expected to use the new interchange station by March 2018. Presently, about 15,000 commuters use the Janakpuri West Metro station every day,” said a spokesperson for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Currently, West Delhi residents have to board on blue line then change from Rajiv Chowk on the Huda-city centre corridor to reach South Delhi. The Magenta Line will bring down the commute time between West Delhi and Gurgaon by thirty minutes.
The new station is underground and has come up in a park on one side of the existing Janakpuri West station near the Piccadilly hotel. The station is approximately 17 metres below the surface.
For smooth flow of passengers at the interchange station, concourse-to-concourse connectivity is being provided. Extra long escalators will connect the concourses. This line is likely to be opened by March end.