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Interesting facts about Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

Interesting facts about Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

Today Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate Delhi Metro’s magenta line. This connects Botanical Garden in Noida with Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi.

There are many first-of-its-kind things of Magenta Line. Here is a list of some interesting facts about it.

  • It has nine stations. It will be open to the public from 5:00 p.m.
  • The Magenta line will be the first driverless ride. Yet, roving attendants will be there to check. This is a pilot project and will be tested for a year or so and get the feedback of the passengers. If it successful, in future trains on this line will become fully driverless without any attendants.
  • The platform screen doors (PSDs) are also being used for the first time in this train. These are glass-made screens and installed near the edge of platforms. They will open only when a train arrives at the platform and shut immediately after it departs. PSDs enhance the safety of commuters.
  • The cutting edge technology is used to enable movement of trains with a frequency of 90 to 100 seconds. Initially they will operate with the frequency of five minutes and 14 seconds.
  • So far, the travelling time between the Blue and Violet lines is 52 minutes. With the opening of this line the travelling time will be reduced to 19 minutes.
  • The Botanical Garden is first-ever interchange station that has been developed outside the boundaries of Delhi.
  • The Magenta line will also save cost for passengers as it costs ₹30 due to its direct connectivity. As of now, it costs ₹50 via the blue and violet lines to ply between these places.
  • Out of nine stations, seven are in Delhi while the other two stations are in Noida.
  • 10 trains will be operated on this new line and two will be kept on reserve as per DMRC authorities.
  • The coaches will have LED information display, USBs for charging and colourful seats of various shades.

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