In some good news for commuters in the capital city, the Delhi Metro network is getting extended further. Improving connection between South Delhi and Noida, the Magenta Line's Kalkaji Mandir to Botanical Garden route has received necessary safety approval. According to a statement by DMRC, the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety approved the route after inspecting the 12.64 km stretch over the period of November 13 to 15.
"However, the approval is conditional and based on compliance with some more requirements. The exact date of opening of the corridor will be intimated after compliance with all requirements specified by the CMRS," the Delhi Metro added, according to agency reports.
Once all the requirements are met, the opening date of the corridor will be announced. This new route will enable commuters to travel directly from Kalkaji Mandir to Noida's Botanical Garden.
Another corridor between Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West is under construction. Commuters on this line would have to change trains at Hauz Khas. This 38.23-km route will be effective in easing the commute between Noida and Gurugram. This is part of DMRC's third phase of construction and is likely to be completed by March 2018.
After the lines open for business, Botanical Garden will be the first interchange station outside Delhi.
(With agency inputs)