Glitch in Delhi Metro's Magenta Line Photo: PTI
Glitch in Delhi Metro's Magenta Line Photo: PTI

Delhi Metro Magenta Line hit by snag near IGI Airport's Terminal 1 station, services affected

  • The Magenta Line connects Janakpuri West station in Delhi to Botanical Garden in Noida
  • DMRC also tweeted about the delay to caution passengers

New Delhi: Commuters on the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line faced a tough time on Tuesday morning as services were affected on a section of a corridor due to a technical snag, officials said.

The Magenta Line connects Janakpuri West station in Delhi to Botanical Garden in Noida. It also has the station for Terminal 1 of the Delhi airport "The snag occurred around 7 am between Palam and Terminal 1 stations, leading to delay in services between Janakpuri West and Terminal 1 IGI Airport stations," a senior DMRC official said.

The DMRC also tweeted about the delay to caution passengers, many of whom take the corridor to reach the airport.

After over an hour-and-a-half, normal services were resumed on the line, officials said.

The roughly 25-km long Magenta Line section comprises of 16 stations, including interchanges at Hauz Khas (with yellow line) and Janakpuri West (with blue line), along with the existing interchange near the eastern suburbs at Kalkaji (with violet line).

With the opening the Magneta Line, the travel travel time between Noida and Gurgaon is expected to shrink by at least 30 minutes.

Also known as ‘Knowledge Corridor’, Delhi Metro's Magenta Line connects four major universities of the Delhi-National Capital Region. The Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia University in south Delhi and Amity University in Noida are the institutions connected via Delhi Metro's Magenta Line.


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