Delhi Metro's 9.7 kilometer Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor of the Pink Line is all set to be opened for public on December 31.
The stretch, which has five stations, three underground and two elevated, will be inaugurated by Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday at 11 am and will be opened for public same day from 4 pm.
The new segment is part of the 59-km-long Pink Line, which spans from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. It is part of the Phase-III of the DMRC network.
The five stations are -- Lajpat Nagar, Vinobapuri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar Ph-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. Mayur Vihar Phase-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are elevated stations.
This would be the last section of the longest Pink Line of the Metro network, with other sections connecting Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar and Trilok Puri to Shiv Vihar having opened in three phases over the last one year.
The 59-km line will encircle most part of the busy Ring Road and will cover almost the entire road connecting localities as disparately situated as Shalimar Bagh, Anand Vihar, and Sarojini Nagar, in north, east and south of Delhi, respectively.
The DMRC started its first ever operations in 2002 and currently its network span 317 km with 231 stations. Former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated the DMRC's first-ever corridor -- 8.2-km stretch between Tis Hazari and Shahdara stations of the Red Line -- on December 24, 2002.