A 12.6 km stretch of the Magenta Line, between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir.
New Delhi: A portion of a pavement outside the underground Greater Kailash Metro station caved in owing to the accumulation of water after heavy rainfall, prompting the DMRC swinging into action. The station falls on the Magenta Line — one of the latest additions to Metro — connecting South Delhi to Noida and West Delhi.
“A portion of a pavement outside the Greater Kailash Metro station caved in early this morning owing to accumulation of water after heavy rainfall. It is a low-lying area with regular drain-age issues,” said Anuj Dayal, the DMRC communication head.
The repair work was initiated immediately thereafter and the Delhi Metro said that the portion will be restored completely by Saturday.
“Repair work is in progress and the affected area will be completely restored by tomorrow (Saturday) morning. However, Metro services are running normally on the Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West Magenta Line. The DMRC is now filling additional concrete below the road to avoid recurrence of this problem in future,” he added.
The Union minister for housing and urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had flagged off the 24.8 km Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West section of the Magenta Line in May, thus completing the entire 37.4 km stretch of the line.
A 12.6 km stretch of the Magenta Line, between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir, has been operational since December last year.