Delhi Metro’s Punjabi Bagh Interchange (Pink – Green) Inaugurated

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday inaugurated the new Punjab Bagh Interchange Station facility between Delhi Metro’s 29.64 km Green Line (Line-5) and 58.43 km Pink Line (Line-7).

This facility comes with new 155m platforms retrofitted on the Green Line and a 212m connecting foot-overbridge (FOB) linking to the Pink Line’s existing Punjabi Bagh Station.

Pink Line station (bottom) and Green Line’s new station (top)Photo via DMRC

The facility was built by Som Projects through a 13 month Rs. 46.77 crore contract under the 162 km Phase 3 project’s package CC-136 awarded in August 2019.

They were assisted by LKT Engineering as the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) and by Bridgecon Infra Consultants as the Proof Consultant.

1st train flagged off from Green Line’s platform – Photo via DMRC

As shared in the past – DMRC during the 124 km Phase 2 project’s construction (2006-2010) did not construct a station on the Green Line abutting the Ring Road – one of the biggest design oversights on the entire network.

During Phase 3’s construction, DMRC initially planned to build a 820m foot overbridge to connect the new Pink Line’s Punjabi Bagh West Station with the Green Line’s Shivaji Park Station, but that plan did not materialize for want of a better long-term solution.

To fix this, DMRC decided to retrofit an entirely new ‘halt’ station with platforms on the operational viaduct of the Green Line, without a concourse area, to allow passengers to board and de-board. Riders will need to go down one level and take the 212m elevated walkway to the reach the concourse area of the Punjabi Bagh West Station of the Pink Line.

Existing layout with no interchange or foot-overbridge to connect Delhi’s Green & Pink lines – view Delhi Metro Info & Route Map
Green Line’s new station (bottom) and Pink Line’s station (top) – Photo via DMRC

Additional images of the FOB can be viewed here on DMRC’s Twitter account. Design renderings of how the interchange was envisioned can be viewed here.

Needless to say, the time savings and convenience this facility will provide to riders will be phenomenal. For example, riders heading from Mundka to Sarojini Nagar will no longer have to spend 2 hours and interchange thrice (Green to Blue to Yellow to Pink), but can now simply switch trains once and spend 50 or so minutes.

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2 Responses to "Delhi Metro’s Punjabi Bagh Interchange (Pink – Green) Inaugurated"

  1. Rahul says:

    I was in Delhi till March 2020, I used to travel in pink line and seldom needed to go to green line. While crossing below the green line, I wished there was a connection to green line directly from here. In two years, that wish is fulfilled, I can’t wait to go back there and use it:)

    • Aditya says:

      A long pending demand of many commuters like you. Thank god they didnt go with those idiotic plans of building a skywalk or ropeway to connect green and pink line stations.
      A good and innovative solution.. well done DMRC.


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