“The two DU campuses are now connected to each other on the Delhi Metro network for the first time. It will help in cutting travel time for commuters, but benefit the students particularly, who had to travel mostly by road till now,” says a senior official of DMRC.The over 20 km stretch of the Delhi Metro pink line which connects the north campus of the Delhi University to the south campus will be in operation from tomorrow.
“Passenger services on the stretch will begin from 6 pm onwards on the same day from both Majlis Park and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations simultaneously,”.
The metro line covers about 22 km from Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh. The South Campus Metro corridor is to be officially flagged off by union minister for housing and urban affairs (independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on 14 March at 4 pm from the Metro Bhawan.
The operating section will have 12 metro stations-Majlis Park, Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Shakurpur, Punjabi Bagh West, ESI Hospital, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Cantt and Durgabai Desh Mukh South Campus.