Karkardooma intersection likely to become operational from September.
New Delhi: The Karkardooma intersection of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line corridor is expected to become operational from September as the trail run on this line is on the verge of completion.
With the functioning of this third intersection of Delhi Metro, commuters who travel from Rohini will not need to go to Rajeev Chowk Metro station. Connecting with the Welcome Metro station of Delhi Metro’s Red Line, it will drastically cut down the travel time of commuters by 30 minutes. The connecting corridor will be 81.5 m. The Pink Line will connect with all six existing lines of Delhi Metro network.
“The trial runs between the 10-km-long elevated section between IP Extension and Shiv Vihar Metro station are going on and the section is likely to be opened in September,” said DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) spokespersons.
The Karkardooma intersection has been developed to attract the corporate sector as there are two property development floors in the project and the third floor will be the platform of the station.
“The necessary documentation for sending the application for inspection by the Commission for Rail Safety (CMRS) is being done now and some other mandatory approvals are being taken. After the completion of all these formalities, the application for inspection by CMRS will be sent,” said the official. This corridor will be the first section of Metro to facilitate better connectivity to large parts of North-East Delhi, which will facilitate the movement of millions of people. This section has three interchange stations at Anand Vihar, Karkardooma, and Welcome Metro station.
The entire elevated corridor has 12 stations. The IP Extension-Maujpur stretch consists of nine elevated stations, viz. IP Extension, Anand Vihar, Karkardooma, Karkar-dooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad, and Maujpur.