Magenta Line
(Line 8)
Delhi Metro Magenta Line - 8
Overview
StatusFully Operational
OwnerDelhi Metro
LocaleDelhi and Noida
TerminiJanakpuri West
Botanical Garden
Stations25; Elevated: 10, Underground: 15
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemDelhi Metro
Operator(s)Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Rolling stockHyundai Rotem Standard gauge
History
Opened
Technical
Line length37.46 kilometers (23.28 mi)
CharacterUnderground and Elevated
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Route map

Janakpuri West
Dabri Mor
Dashrath Puri
Palam
Sadar Bazaar Cantonment
Terminal 1-IGI Airport
Terminal 1D-IGI Airport
Shankar Vihar
Vasant Vihar
Munirka
R.K Puram
IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas
Panchsheel Park
Chirag Delhi
Greater Kailash
Nehru Enclave
Kalkaji Mandir
Okhla NSIC
Mathura Road/NH-2
Sukhdev Vihar
Jamia Millia Islamia
Okhla Vihar
Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh
Kalindi Kunj
Yamuna River
Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Botanical Garden

The Magenta Line (Line 8) is a metro rail line of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India and the first driverless metro in India. The total length of the line is 37.46 kilometers (23.28 mi) and it consists of 25 metro stations from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden, out of which 10 are elevated and rest 15 are underground.[1] Unlike the Airport Metro Express, this line will directly serve Terminal 1 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The line has been operational between Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir since 25 December 2017 and rest of the section between Janakpuri West and Kalkaji Mandir was made operational on 29 May 2018. The Hauz Khas station on this line and the current Yellow Line is the deepest Metro station at a depth of 32 metres.[2]

Janakpuri West metro station on the line contains India's tallest escalator with vertical height of 15.6 metres. The Magenta Line has interchanges with the Yellow Line at Hauz Khas, Blue Line at Janakpuri West & Botanical Garden and the Violet Line at Kalkaji Mandir of the Delhi Metro network.

Shankar Vihar metro station on the line is unique as it is the only station on the network where free movement of civilians is restricted by the military, as it falls in the Delhi Cantonment area and according to DMRC official "located right in the heart of the defence zone, it thus will cater primarily to defence personnel".[3]

For the first time in India, the construction work of two parallel tunnels was completed together at Dabri Mor station. The Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor & Dashrath Puri stations on Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden line have been executed by an HCC-Samsung joint venture.[4][5]

History

The line was initially targeted for completion in December 2016, however, this date was extended due to difficult tunnelling conditions. The trials of the line began in August 2017.[6] The line got inaugurated in two stages where the first section from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir was opened for public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 December 2017[7] and the second stage got inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 28 May 2018. The remaining section of the line became functional and opened for public use from 29 May 2018 at 06:00 hrs IST.[8]

Extension History

A stretch of 8.679 km having 9 stations from Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir was opened to public on 25 December 2017. The remaining portion of line opened on 28 May 2018.[9]

History
Last Extension Sections Length Stations
25 December 2017 Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir 12.641 kilometers (7.855 mi) 9
28 May 2018 Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West 25.594 kilometers (15.903 mi) 16
Total Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West 38.235 kilometers (23.758 mi) 25

Phase 4

In addition to the Kalindi Kunj , the Magenta Line will have a new depot at Mangolpuri. Under this phase, the line will be further extended from Janakpuri West to RK Ashram, providing an interchange for Blue Line and improving connectivity in the northern parts of Delhi. Work is slated to begin in 2019 and has a deadline of 2023-24.[10]

Stations

Main article: List of Delhi metro stations

Magenta Line
# Stations Phase Opening Interchange
Connections
Station Layout Platform Layout Depot Connection Depot Layout
English Hindi
1 Ramakrishna Ashram Marg रामकृष्ण आश्रम मार्ग 4 2024  Blue Line  Underground Island None None
2 Nabi Karim नबी करीम 4 2024 None Underground Island None None
3 Sadar Bazar सदर बाजार 4 2024 None Underground Island None None
4 Pul Bangash पुल बंगश 4 2024  Red Line  Underground Island None None
5 Ghanta Ghar घंटा घर 4 2024 None Underground Island None None
6 Derawal Nagar देरावल नगर 4 2024 None Underground Island None None
7 Ashok Vihar अशोक विहार 4 2024 None Elevated Side None None
8 Azadpur आज़ादपुर 4 2024  Pink Line   Yellow Line 
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Elevated Side None None
9 Majlis Park मजलिस पार्क 4 2022  Pink Line 
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Elevated Island Mukundpur Depot At Grade
10 Bhalswa भलस्वा 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
11 Haiderpur Badli Mor हैदरपुर बादली मोङ 4 2022  Yellow Line  Elevated Side None None
12 North Pitampura उत्तर पीतमपुरा 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
13 Prashant Vihar प्रशांत विहार 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
14 Pitampura पीतमपुरा 4 2022  Red Line 
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Elevated Side None None
15 Madhuban Chowk मधुबन चौक 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
16 Deepali Chowk दीपाली चौक 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
17 Pushpanjali पुष्पांजली 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
18 West Enclave वेस्ट एन्क्लेव 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
19 Mangolpuri मंगोलपुरी 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
20 Peeragarhi पीरागढ़ी 4 2022  Green Line 
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Elevated Side None None
21 Paschim Vihar पश्चिम विहार 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
22 Keshopur केशोपुर 4 2022 None Elevated Side None None
23 Krishna Park Extension कृष्ण पार्क एक्सटेंशन 4 2022 None Underground Island None None
24 Janakpuri West जनकपुरी पश्चिम 3 29 May 2018  Blue Line  Underground Island None None
25 Dabri Mor - South Janakpuri डाबरी मोङ दक्षिण जनकपुरी 3 29 May 2018  Metro Lite 
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Underground Island None None
26 Dashrathpuri दशरथपुरी 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
27 Palam पालम 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
28 Sadar Bazar Cantonment सदर बाजार छावनी 3 29 May 2018 None Elevated Side None None
29 Terminal 1-IGI Airport टर्मिनल 1 इन्दिरा गाँधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा 3 29 May 2018 IGI Airport Underground Island None None
30 Shankar Vihar शंकर विहार 3 29 May 2018 None Elevated Side None None
31 Vasant Vihar वसन्त विहार 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
32 Munirka मुनिरका 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
33 R.K Puram राम कृष्ण पुरम 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
34 IIT Delhi आईआईटी दिल्ली 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
35 Hauz Khas हौज़ खास 3 29 May 2018  Yellow Line  Underground Island None None
36 Panchsheel Park पंचशील पार्क 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
37 Chirag Delhi चिराग दिल्ली 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
38 Greater Kailash ग्रेटर कैलाश 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
39 Nehru Enclave नेहरू एन्क्लेव 3 29 May 2018 None Underground Island None None
40 Kalkaji Mandir कालकाजी मंदिर 3 25 December 2017  Violet Line  Underground Side None None
41 Okhla NSIC ओखला एन एस आई सी 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side None None
42 Sukhdev Vihar सुखदेव विहार 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side None None
43 Jamia Millia Islamia जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side None None
44 Okhla Vihar ओखला विहार 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side None None
45 Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh जसोला विहार शाहीन बाग 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side Jasola West Depot Elevated
46 Kalindi Kunj कालिन्दी कुंज 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side Kalindi Kunj Depot At Grade
47 Okhla Bird Sanctuary ओखला पक्षी अभयारण्य 3 25 December 2017 None Elevated Side None None
48 Botanical Garden बोटैनिकल गार्डन 3 25 December 2017  Blue Line  Elevated Side None None

Train Info

# Magenta Line
1 Rakes Hyundai Rotem BEML
2 Train Length 6
3 Train Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
4 Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

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5 Train's Maximum Speed 100 km/hr
6 Train Operation Delhi Metro

See also

References

  1. ^ "Route map". www.delhimetrorail.com. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Magenta Line: 10 storeys down, Hauz Khas to be deepest station of Delhi Metro". 12 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Delhi Metro Magenta Line: At one station, a peculiar problem". 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ For The First Time In India, DMRC Completes Work of Two Parallel Tunnels Simultaneously at Dabri Mor
  5. ^ Delhi Metro Completes Work on Indias First Twin Tunnels Simultaneously - NDTV.com
  6. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/563935/driverless-trains-begin-trial-run.html
  7. ^ "Delhi Metro's Magenta line to be inaugurated by PM Modi on December 25". Indian Express. 18 December 2017.
  8. ^ Delhi metro magenta line flagging off ceremony
  9. ^ Delhi metro magenta line flagging off ceremony
  10. ^ "Delhi Metro Phase 4: DMRC likely to begin work on longest corridor from December; details here". The Financial Express. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2021.