[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line Stations Get Ready for Launch

While the dates of the final inspection by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) are awaited, here’s a look at some of the stations on the 12.64 km Botanical Garden – Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro’s new 38.23 km Magenta Line in the 162.5 km Phase 3 project.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation completed signalling tests in early October and received most of the statutory clearances, but hasn’t yet announced which dates it has proposed to the CMRS, whether those have been rejected or accepted, or what they’ve done to expedite the process in making the line operational. There’s been complete silence since their last press release.

Anyhow, this first section of the line includes 9 stations at Kalkaji Mandir, Okhla NSIC, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Kunj, Okhla Bird Sanctuary and Botanical Garden. While Kalkaji Mandir is underground, all other stations are elevated –

Magenta Line’s map (elevated section) – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & info

Unless indicated, all images are via reader Aby Kunjachen and were taken around October 19 –

Kalkaji Mandir Station

Photo Copyright: HT

Photo Copyright: HT

Solar panels being installed on top of the station’s entrance structure – Photo Copyright: HT

A lot more images of Kalkaji Mandir Station shot in July can be viewed here.

Okhla NSIC Station

Vivo won this station’s semi-branding rights

Trains will pass through this new commercial building on the west-side of the station

Sukhdev Vihar Station

Facade work

Okhla Vihar Station

Its lower level houses a new police station which was inaugurated in February –

I’ll post the CMRS’ inspection dates whenever I get a wind of them.

For more updates, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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16 Responses to "[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line Stations Get Ready for Launch"

  1. RS Jain says:

    Thank you. What about pink line stations??

  2. ak says:

    Post on kolkata

  3. Adi says:

    The Okhla NSIC Station looks quite big.. does it have commercial spaces on the top of the station.??


    Only thing spoiling the look of the stations is the posters on the piers.

    • TMRG says:

      There’s a special place in hell for people who do that. Such a menace.

      • Manu Nair says:

        Yup. Totally in agreement. As a matter of fact even poster sticking should be brought under swach bharat abhiyan and offenders be prosecuted under relevant laws.

  5. rak says:

    dmrc ka kaam logon ko bewkuf banana hai last date announce karne ke baad bhi koi progress nazar

    nahi aati mere khyal se dmrc 2020 ke end tak magenta line fully operate kar paye gi election bhi ho

    jaynge nai goverment hogi aur nai train .

  6. Aby k says:

    Will post more pics in coming weeks,thanks

  7. Pal says:

    Any update for janakpuri-igi strecth.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The CMRS inspection for this stretch will take place from 15.11.2017 to 17.11.2017. Confirmation has come from the Office of the CMRS. Hopefully, the section will open soon after that. This is confirmed news.

  9. vaibhav says:

    When remaining portion of magenta Line From Kalka Ji TO Hauskhas will ready to travel


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