New Delhi, Aug 6: The Durgabai Deshmukh-Lajpat Nagar section of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line was inaugurated by Union Minister Hardeep Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.
The new 8.10-km corridor has six stations including INA, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar, all of which boast of major and popular markets.
“Metro serves a very useful purpose because it takes the pressure off private means of transport and brings more people to an efficient, green mode of public transport,” Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said at the inauguration at Metro Bhawan.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described the opening as “a day of happiness” and noted that with this latest stretch, the perennial problem of parking in these markets would also be resolved.
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Anant Kumar also attended the launch event.
The Pink Line connecting Majlis Park and South Campus was commenced in March. The remaining section, from Lajpat Nagar to Shiv Vihar, is anticipated to be oprational later this year.