Pink line metro route in Delhi: Status, map and stations

[] The stations, connectivity and upcoming developments – here’s all you need to know about the Delhi Metro Pink Line

With an intention to connect all Delhi Metro networks with each other, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) planned the Pink Line corridor. The Delhi Metro Pink Line route is a part of the Delhi Metro Phase III, which is currently operational in two parts – Majlis Park to Mayur Vihar Pocket I and the Trilokpuri to Shiv Vihar corridor. The link between Trilokpuri and Mayur Vihar I of the Pink Line became operational on August 6, 2021. Also known as the ‘Ring Corridor’, the Pink Line Metro route will be the longest corridor of the Delhi Metro, forming a ring, with interchange facilities with all existing routes.

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The opening of the Trilokpuri section, spanning 289 metres, between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake metro stations, will fully connect the entire 59-km Pink Line for the first time. It will link major landmarks of the city including Anand Vihar Railway station, Anand Vihar ISBT, Nizamuddin Railway station, markets of South Extension, INA and Lajpat Nagar. Earlier, the section was scheduled for inauguration in September 2020 but was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The driverless operations on the Delhi metro pink line route was inaugurated on November 25, 2021. With the addition of the Pink line metro, the driverless network of DMRC, which includes the 37-km Magenta line (Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West) that was inaugurated on December 28, 2020, has become a part of the longest automated Metro networks in the world, at fourth position globally. Also, the length of DMRC’s total driverless network stands at nearly 97 kilometres. The driverless operations is based on the state-of-the-art Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling technology.

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Pink Line Metro route

The Delhi Metro Pink Line is almost 59 kms long and connects Majlis Park in north-west Delhi to Shiv Vihar in north-east Delhi, making it the longest line in the Delhi Metro. It also has the smallest metro station in the country at Ashram and the highest point in the Delhi Metro at Dhaula Kuan.

The Pink Line Metro route has 26 elevated and 12 underground stations, with the highest point being at Dhaula Kuan at 23.6 metres – as high as a seven-storey building.

The DMRC has been working on the Pink line extension under Metro Phase IV. It will be a 12.5-km stretch from Maujpur to Majlis Park comprising of eight metro stations namely Yamuna Vihar, Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas, Soorghat, Sonia Vihar, Jagatpur Village, Jharoda Majra, Burari.

The construction work on the three priority corridors of Delhi Metro Phase IV viz. Inderlok – Indraprastha, Rithala – Bawana, and Lajpat Nagar – Saket has been delayed owing to the COVID-19. Work on the Maujpur-Majlis Park along with other corridors of Phase IV viz. Janakpuri West – RK Ashram and Aerocity – Tughlaqabad is currently underway. The Maujpur-Majlis Park section is expected to be completed first.

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Pink line Metro stations in Delhi

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The Pink Line offers connectivity to every other existing and upcoming line, with interchanges at 12 out of its 38 stations. The following are the pink line metro stations with interchanges:

  • Netaji Subhash Place and Welcome – Red Line
  • Azadpur and INA – Yellow Line
  • Rajouri Garden, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Anand Vihar and Karkarduma – Blue Line
  • Punjabi Bagh West – Green Line
  • Wazirabad Surghat and Lajpat Nagar – Violet Line
  • Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus – Orange Line (Airport Line)
  • Majlis Park and Azadpur – Magenta Line

One can visit the Delhi Metro Rail official website to find details about the metro network, including the pink line metro running status, fare, etc.

Commuters can also check the latest pink line metro map on the official website.

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A foot-overbridge (FOB) connecting the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro station of the Delhi metro pink line route and Dhaula Kuan Metro station of the Airport Express Line, was opened on February 9, 2019. The skywalk will make it much easier and quicker to reach Delhi Airport and the New Delhi Railway Station for residents of east, west and north Delhi.

On March 29, 2022, the DMRC inaugurated the first halt station at Punjabi Bagh West Metro station. The station will provide an interchange facility between the green and pink lines of the Delhi metro rail network. This is the first time the DMRC has developed a halt station that connects two operational corridors. Earlier, the two metro lines crossed each other without a halt station. There have been demands from the citizens for an interchange facility, as per the officials. It will help those commuting to the satellite towns like Bahadurgarh and outer Delhi areas like Nangloi and Mundka.

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Pink line route: Construction timeline for Delhi Metro Pink line route

The Delhi Metro Pink Line was opened in four stages, from March to December 2018. The initial completion deadline of December 2016 could not be met, owing to land acquisition issues at certain stretches, after which the deadline was pushed to April 2018. The Pink Line was thereafter built in parts and finally completed in December 2018, with the inauguration of the Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket I corridor.

The Pink Line route was made operational in the following phases from March to December 2018:

  • March 14, 2018: Majlis Park-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus
  • August 6, 2018: Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar
  • October 31, 2018: Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake-Shiv Vihar
  • December 31, 2018: Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket I.

After the 17.8-km Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section of the Pink Line metro route in Delhi was opened to the public on October 31, 2018, Delhi entered a select group of global cities such as London and Shanghai that have an operational metro network of over 300 kms. After the inauguration of the latest corridor in December 2018, the Delhi Metro network has expanded to nearly 327 kms, with 236 stations.

The route of pink line metro that opened on December 31, 2018, is 9.7 kms long and connects Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket I, with five stations along the way – Vinoba Puri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket I.

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Pink line metro route latest update

Update on April 12, 2022

Delhi’s first double-decker viaduct to come up on the Pink Line metro route

The pillars of the city’s first double-decker viaduct are being developed between Bhajanpura and Yamuna Vihar Metro stations. A Public Works Department flyover will be constructed below and Metro tracks of the upcoming Majlis Park-Maujpur section will be on the upper deck.The Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor is one of the approved priority corridors under Delhi Metro Phase 4 project and the first section is likely to be opened by 2023.

Delhi government gives nod for integrated flyover – Metro tracks in North Delhi

The Delhi government, on November 9, 2021, gave approval for the construction of an integrated structure — comprising a flyover and a Metro track — to connect the proposed Metro stations of Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura on the Pink line Metro route in Delhi’s northeast area. A budget of Rs 210.10 crore was approved for the project, in a meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC), attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The entire project will also result in cost savings to the tune of Rs 180 crore.

As per a government statement, the deputy chief minister said that the six-lane flyover will have a length of 1,457 metres and 20 metres width covering the two crossings of Karawal Nagar (Yamuna Vihar-Bhajanpura) and Ghonda Chowk (Brijpuri). He also added that the project will eliminate traffic issues in these locations and boosting the capacity of the existing routes.

Delhi Metro to build first integrated flyover-cum-metro viaduct structure

October 11, 2021: Delhi Metro is planning to build the first-of-its-kind integrated flyover-cum-metro viaduct structure and a vehicle underpass, as per a recent statement by the DMRC. The underpass will be developed on the Majlis Park – Maujpur stretch, near Soorghat under the Delhi Metro Phase IV project. The work will be undertaken in association with Public Works Department (PWD). According to the Metro authorities, the flyover and underpass are a part of a proposed elevated road along the river Yamuna, parallel to the ring road between Wazirabad Flyover (Signature Bridge) and the ring road near DND. The integrated portals will be constructed over which a road flyover and a metro viaduct will be placed.

Delhi HC asks state government to consider representation over defects in metro project

September 8, 2021: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to consider, as representation, a plea alleging defects in the metro project pertaining to the double-decker viaduct on DMRC Pink Line route in north-east Delhi, on the ground that it will result in cutting of thousands of trees and cause inconvenience to the public. The authorities concerned have been asked to decide the representation as expeditiously as possible, in accordance with the laws, rules, regulations and government policy, keeping in view the nature and importance of the project.

According to the plan, the double-decker viaduct will comprise metro tracks on the upper deck and one flyover for vehicular traffic beneath, over a stretch of 1.4 kilometres between Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura Metro stations.

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Is the Pink Line working in Delhi Metro?

Yes, the Delhi Metro Pink Line is currently functional in two parts-Majlis Park to Mayur Vihar Pocket I and the Trilokpuri to Shiv Vihar corridor.

Is Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro working?

Yes, Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station is functional and is a part of the Delhi Metro Pink Line.

How far is metro station from Hazrat Nizamuddin?

Hazrat Nizamuddin is connected via Delhi Metro Pink Line on Sarai Kale Khan exit.

Which metro station is near to Sarai Kale Khan?

Hazrat Nizamuddin is the nearest metro station to Sarai Kale Khan.

(With additional inputs from Surbhi Gupta and Vinita Menon)

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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