New Delhi: On December 25, PM Modi is set to inaugurate Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line — from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir. This is the first line of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that will be operated using the brand-new signalling system — Communication-Based Train Control.
“With this signalling system, frequency of the trains will increase and the waiting period will go down to 90-100 seconds from two minutes” said a DMRC official.
There is a platform-to-platform and concourse-to-concourse connectivity between the old and new Botanical Garden stations. Overall, there are nine stations which fall under the Magenta Line.
They include Botanical Garden, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Kalindi Kunj, Jasola Vihar-Shaheen Bagh, Okhla Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla NSIC and Kalkaji Mandir.
The Kalkaji Mandir is the only underground station of the nine on the Magenta line. Commuters travelling from Noida to south Delhi will be able to save time as they can get off at Kalkaji Mandir station instead of changing trains at Rajiv Chowk.
Moreover, the new trains on this line have digital screens and colourful seats, and the platforms are equipped with platform screen doors which function as protective barriers.