Delhi’s connectivity and every Delhiite’s transit stand on the Delhi Metro’s shoulders. It is practically impossible to even imagine a time without the Delhi metro. It resides at the heart of the city, enabling effortless transportation, and connects Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, and Faridabad.
The incredibly efficient route of the Delhi Metro Lines is carefully planned to connect all the major areas of Delhi NCR, including markets, monuments, business arenas, and more.
A large part of the Delhi NCR demographic relies upon the Delhi Metro every single day for all kinds of travel. As per the statistics of October 2021, the daily average footfall of the Delhi Metro surpassed 28 lakh travellers. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, 6-7 lakh passengers commuted via the Delhi metro every day.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operates one of the Indian government’s few profit-making entities, the Delhi Metro. Under a constant state of expansion, the Delhi metro is the biggest show of development in the capital.
Let us take a look at all of the Delhi Metro extensions and their current status:
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Delhi Metro Lines Extensions And Their Statuses
New lines (Approved)
The new line introduced by DMRC is Silver Line, which will connect Aerocity to Tughlakabad. This metro will cover 23.6 kilometres, most of which will be underground. Connecting 16 stations, this line will have a depot at Sarita Vihar, offering an interchange with the Violet Line.
Currently, the Pink Line metro connects Shiv Vihar and Majlis Park and covers 38 stations. As per the government-approved plans, the Pink Line is all set to extend to connect Mukundpur to Maujpur on a 12.5-kilometre course. It will be an elevated structure with 8 additional stations.
Connecting 25 stations at present, the Magenta Line has been connecting the Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West. Under plans to be concluded by 2024, the Magenta Line will be extended by 23 stations, connecting Janakpuri West to R. K. Ashram. The 28.9-kilometre run will be partially elevated and partially underground.
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Phase 4 Lines Extensions (Pending Approval)
The Red Line metro, which connects Shahid Sthal Bus Adda, and Rithala, is waiting for approval to extend from Rithala to Narela, spanning 21.7 kilometres and 15 stations.
Another pending approval for the Red Line extension is for 3 stations to connect Narela to Kundli.
An elevated route to connect Noida Electronic City to Sahibabad hasn’t been approved yet. The proposal for this extension includes 5 stations running through 5.1 kilometres.
A Vaishali to Mohan Nagar extension over 4 stations covering 6 kilometres is also pending for approval.
The yet-to-be-constructed Silver Line has 6 stations pending for approval which will connect 7.9 kilometres of Lajpat Nagar to Saket G-Block over 6 stations.
The Delhi Metro Lines are a godsend for daily commuters and can rightfully be called the lifeline of Delhi. And with expansion plans in place, we can hope for the city’s connectivity issues to be gone for good.
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