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Delhi Metro: Pink Line’s South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section to connect 4 major markets

The new stations falling on this route are - Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh, Bhikhaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar. The metro stations in this route are all underground except for Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh station.

The South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section of Delhi Metro's Pink Line is all set to emerge as a 'corridor for shoppers'. The 8.10 km-long metro route has six stations and it connects four major markets based in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

Interacting with the media, Anuj Dayal, the Executive Director of corporate communications at DMRC, was quoted by PTI as saying: "The mandatory nod from the Commission of Railway Safety (CMRS) was received yesterday, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions and stipulations. Operations will soon begin on the stretch, but the exact date has not been decided yet." (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

The new stations falling on this route are - Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh, Bhikhaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar. The metro stations in this route are all underground except for Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh station. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

The stretch is part of the 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor (Pink Line), and a total of 23 trains will be running in the route, the senior DMRC official confirmed. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

"This new section would also shrink travel time for commuters by up to 20 minutes. The current travel time on the network between INA and Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line) stations is about 24 minutes which would reduce to five minutes. Commuting time between Hauz Khas and Lajpat Nagar is 23 minutes, which would shrink to 16 minutes," the DMRC official said. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

This section of the Pink Line is expected to operate from the first week of August. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

The new stations have been tastefully decorated, especially INA, Sarojini Nagar, Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh and Lajpat Nagar. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)