It will be the students from four universities which will get easy access with the inauguration of the Kalkaji Mandir- Janakpuri West on Monday, said Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The Magenta line will be a boon for the student community, he added.
Calling it a 'Knowledge Corridor, he said the Magenta line will connect four major universities of the National Capital Region (NCR), which were not connected by the Metro so far.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jamia Milia Islamia University and Amity University. The Amity university in Noida already got Metro connectivity with the opening of the Botanical Garden - Kalkaji Mandir section in December last year.
“While IIT will have a dedicated station by the same name, the Munirka station will cater to JNU which will be within a distance of about two kilometres. The Jamia Milia Islamia station caters to the Jamia Milia Islamia University and Amity University has a station adjacent known as Okhla Bird Sanctuary,” he added.
He added that the Delhi Metro has constructed nine subways on the Outer Ring Road - Munirka, R.K.Puram, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, Nehru Enclave (2 subways)
These subways will work as entry/exit structures and also as independent free subways for the pedestrians. All subways will have stairs, escalators and lifts for commuters.
The Delhi Metro has installed beautiful murals and artwork on its premises. At Chirag Delhi, an artwork depicting butterflies has been installed since there is a nursery in the vicinity of the station where many butter flies hover over the plants. Interestingly, the artwork at GK Enclave depicts the many trends in fashion. At Palam, the ceiling of one of the entry/exit points has been decorated with special prints which depict the blue skies. Out of the 16 stations, 14 are underground and two are elevated. The stations on the Kalkaji- Janakpuri West are Janakpuri West, Dabri Mor, Dashrathpuri, Palam, Sadar Bazar Cantonment, Terminal 1 - IGI Airport, Shankar Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Hauz Khas, IIT, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, Nehru Enclave. the line will have a depot at Kalindi Kunj. Janakpuri West (With the Dwarka - NOIDA/ Vaishali Blue line) and Hauz Khas (With the Samaypur Badli - HUDA City Centre Yellow line) are the two interchange stations.