The Delhi Metro’s Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Magenta Line to be Inaugurated by PM Modi on December 25.
The line was approved by the CMRS (Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety) and inspected between Nov 13 and 15.
The new line will be Delhi Metro’s first corridor which is to be operated using the CBTC (Communication Based Train Control).
The technology which facilitates the movement of metro trains with a speed of 90 to 100 seconds. The trains can also be operated on automated mode without the driver.
After the launch of the magenta line, residents of Noida will get direct connectivity to the south Delhi. They will also be able to directly travel to the Kalkaji Mandir which will save travelling time.
Botanical Garden is NCR’s first interchange station.
The Botanical Garden – Kalkaji Mandir line has nine stations – ‘Kalkaji Mandir’, ‘Okhla NSIC’, ‘Sukhdev Vihar’, ‘Jamia Milia Islamia’, ‘Jasola Vihar’, ‘Shaheen Bagh’, ‘Kalindi Kunj’, ‘Okhla Bird Sanctuary’ and ‘Botanical Garden’.
Kalkaji Mandir is underground but all other stations are elevated.