Delhi Metro’s DDSC-Lajpat Nagar section launched; 4 shopping centres connected – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday inaugurated the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar portion of Delhi Metro’s Purple Line, which links four foremost browsing centres in the city.

The newly-inaugurated portion has six stations.
Sir Vishveshwaraiah Moti Bagh is an elevated metro position, whereas Bhikaji Kama Web site, and INA, Sarojini Nagar, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar – all foremost market areas – are underground stations.
The six stations are platinum rated by Indian Green Constructing Council for adhering to atmosphere-qualified building norms, DMRC officials acknowledged.
With the inauguration of this line 7, the Delhi Metro network has expanded to 296 km spread thru 214 stations.
Puri, the Union minister of housing and concrete affairs, acknowledged the inauguration of the newly-constructed eight-kilometre portion became a moment of satisfaction for folks of Delhi.
Union minister Anant Kumar became point to at the ceremony to initiate the metro portion remotely from the Metro Bhawan.
“The Segment-III has been carried out in seven years, which is half the time it took for completion of Segment I and Segment II. The credit score for this goes to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DRMC) and no longer to any political occasion,” Puri acknowledged.
He praised Japan’s cooperation and Japan Worldwide Cooperation Agency for environment up metro rail network in India.
“I no doubt were instructed that our metro rail network has crossed 500-km mark… Out of the 500 km, more than 300 km has been carried out with the cooperation of Japan and JICA,” he acknowledged, adding that work is underway on but another 620 km network.
Chief Minister Kejriwal acknowledged the brand new line connecting four foremost market hubs will abet in solving parking concerns in the busy areas.
Japan’s Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu hoped his nation’s data in the house of public transportation and concrete construction would meaningfully make contributions to efficient planning of metro initiatives and atmosphere-qualified urban areas in India.
The Eight.10-km-lengthy Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar portion has interchange amenities at INA (with Yellow Line) and Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line).
This stretch is a ingredient of the fifty 9-km-lengthy Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar Corridor (Purple Line), which falls below the Segment-III network of DMRC. The total operational network of Segment-III after opening of this portion has increased to 106 km, DMRC acknowledged.
The well-known corridor of the Purple Line, from Majlis Park to South Campus became opened on March 14, connecting the north and south campuses of the Delhi University on the DMRC network.
A entire of 23 trains shall be keep into provider, with a frequency of 5 minutes and 12 seconds all thru peak hours and 5 minutes and 45 seconds all thru non-peak hours, the officials acknowledged.
DMRC managing director Mangu Singh also attended the inaugural ceremony.