The over 20 km-long Majlis Park-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section of the Pink Line is all set to be thrown open to the public from Wednesday, with an end-to-end travel time of 34 minutes. The new corridor, will also for the first time, connect the north and south campuses of the Delhi University, on the metro network, which can be commuted in 40 minutes. With the opening of the 21.56 km-long section, the Delhi Metro’s operational network will expand to nearly 252 km, a senior DMRC official said. The new corridor is slated to be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 4:00 pm from the Metro Bhawan. Passenger services on the stretch will begin from 6 pm onwards on the same day from both Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations simultaneously, the official said, adding that “the end-to-end travel time on this section of the Pink Line would be 34 minutes”. It would prove a big boon for commuters, especially students, who till now have to travel either by road from the North Campus or take the Airport Line metro till Dhaula Kuan and commute again on road. The North Campus area of Delhi University already has a metro station — Vishwavidyalaya, which falls on the Yellow Line that connects Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon. “The ticket from Vishwavidyalaya station to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station will cost Rs 50. And, from Majlis Park station to South Campus station, it will cost Rs 40.
Source: Business Standard