Delhi Metro holds first trial run on Magenta line: Here’s the route of the train

The 38-km-long Magenta line stretches from Janakpuri West station to Botanical Garden station and is expected to cater to 4 lakh passengers.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2017 12:30 pm
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The first trial run on the Magenta line of the Delhi Metro was conducted Wednesday between Kalindi Kunj depot station and Okhla Vihar Metro station.

The 38-km-long Magenta line stretches from Janakpuri West station to Botanical Garden station and is expected to cater to 4 lakh passengers.

In a statement, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said three sets of trains were tested successfully. “During these trials, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done,” said a spokesperson.

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The DMRC Wednesday also made a presentation on the proposed fourth phase of the Metro before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had earlier given in-principle approval for the project. “Some changes on the routes of the Metro line, with a deadline of 2021, have been proposed by the government… The CM will soon take a decision in this regard,” said an official.

List of stations on the Magenta Line

Janakpuri West – interconnects with Blue Line

Janakpuri C-2B

Dabri Mor

Dashrath Puri


Sadar Bazar

Indira Gandhi Domestic Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport


Shankar Vihar

Vasant Vihar


R.K Puram


Hauz Khas – interconnects with Yellow Line

Panchsheel Park

Chirag Delhi

G.K Enclave

Nehru Place

Kalkaji – interconnects with Violet Line

Mathura Road/NH-2

Okhla Phase 3

Ishwar Nagar

Jamia Nagar

Okhla Vihar

Jasola Vihar

Kalindi Kunj

Yamuna River


Botanical Garden

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    hardy sheikh
    Aug 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm
    awesome Dasharth puri metro line ☺☺
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      sanjay singh
      Jun 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm
      Too late
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        Amitava Misra
        Jun 9, 2016 at 5:55 am
        In naming the stations on the Magenta Line, I wish your reporter had a little more thorough research instead of just doing a cut paste from Wikipedia. The article names non-existent stations like NH-8, Janakpuri C-2B and Yamuna river. Instead of correctly copying the correct "station" names, he/she has actually pasted the Magenta line map, running them off as stations!!!!
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          Anuj Gupta
          Jun 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm
          Yamuna River?! So people will come on boats to board the metro, and while disembarking, they jump into the river and are on their own????
          1. Pankaj Saini
            Sep 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm
            it is one of the biggest achievement of delhi metro. :) nice step !!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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