Delhi Metro: Work on Pink Line’s unfinished stretch delayed past Sept on account of COVID

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Delhi Metro: Work on Pink Line’s unfinished stretch delayed past Sept on account of COVID

A small unfinished stretch on the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line was anticipated to be accomplished by September finish this yr but it surely acquired delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, sources mentioned. The Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar hall or the Pink Line spans about 58 km with 38 stations. Nevertheless, a small portion in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri space has proved a bottleneck for the DMRC authorities for a very long time, on account of which, the road is disjointed for a ways there.

Delhi Metro Rail Company authorities have been engaged on ironing out the land and different points that has halted the connecting of the 2 sides on that stretch.

“However for the pandemic, we’d have opened the lacking hyperlink by September finish. Now, we hope to do it by March 2021,” an official supply instructed PTI.

Pink Line was opened in a number of phases in 2018 and all station on the road have been opened.

“Work is in progress on this part in Trilokpuri which remains to be not linked on the hall. The muse work has been accomplished and pier casting work is happening. Preparations are in progress for pier cap casting as properly. Nevertheless, 17 homes have nonetheless not been evacuated and the matter is subjudice,” one other supply mentioned.

The whole size of the stretch which “stays to be linked is 289 metres”, he mentioned.

The primary part to be opened on the Pink Line was the over 20 km-long Majlis Park-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus phase in March 2018, which for the primary time linked the north and south campuses of the Delhi College on the metro community.

This was adopted by inauguration of the stretch from South Campus to Lajpat Nagar; after which of the Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake phase and ultimately of the Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 a part of the road.

The bottleneck close to Trilokpuri station had arisen on account of a number of points, together with land acquisition, leading to a portion of metro phase — then about a couple of kilometres remaining incomplete — rendering the Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake station a terminus.

Thus, at the moment a really small stretch between the Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake and Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 stations is left to be joined. No station stay to be opened, so this linking ought to occur quickly, the supply mentioned.

The stations on Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake-Shiv Vihar stretch are Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake, East Vinod Nagar-Mayur Vihar-II , Mandawali-West Vinod Nagar, IP Extension, Anand Vihar ISBT, Karkardooma, Karkardooma Courtroom, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar. 

The primary spotlight of this part of Pink Line is the presence of three interchange stations — Anand Vihar (with Blue Line), Karkardooma (with Blue Line) and Welcome (with Pink Line). 

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