On 28th May, all sections of the Magenta Line will become operational in the Delhi Metro Phase 3, thanks to the opening of the section between Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West station, as well as the 14 Metro stations in this section.
Japan is proud of supporting the construction of the Delhi Metro, technically and financially, from the very beginning of the project. The Government of Japan’s support covers the construction of about 116 km section out of a total of 159 km of the Delhi Metro Phase 3, through Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan, amounting to JPY 276.8 billion (approximately INR 17,000 crores).
The completion of the Magenta Line marks a significant milestone in the long-standing friendly relationship between Japan and India. But most importantly, it leads to improving the quality of urban lifestyle in the Delhi National Capital Region (Delhi NCR) and provides enhanced connectivity between Noida, South Delhi, and Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Delhi Metro provides world-class services in terms of safety, reliability, punctuality, comfort and customer satisfaction. Commuters can enjoy the time-tabled, high-frequency operations, comfortable rides, and shopping facilities at metro stations. These pleasant experiences would certainly relieve the stress of commuting and make it more enjoyable.
In addition, Delhi Metro contributes to establishing a highly environment-friendly and sustainable transportation network. The expansion of public transportation network in Delhi NCR helps reduce heavy traffic congestion and air pollution, while improving energy efficiency by shifting urban commute from cars to the public transportation system.
With regard to sustainability, the Embassy of Japan in India has launched “Japan’s Blue Sky Initiatives” to promote cooperation in tackling India’s air pollution by making full use of Japanese knowledge and technology. Delhi Metro is a showcase of the effective collaboration between Japan and India in implementing sustainable and environmentally friendly urban development that will contribute to bringing back the Blue Sky in Delhi, and to realize a “walker-friendly” urban life style, as seen in Japan and other major cities of the world.
Delhi Metro will be one of the largest Metro Networks in the world after the completion of Delhi Metro Phase 3. The completion of Magenta Line is surely a big step forward towards the vision of a sustainable and clean Delhi NCR, and the Government of Japan is willing to extend its full support to India financially and technically to develop a healthier and more comfortable life for its residents.
Delhi Metro’s Successful completion of the Magenta Line With Japan’s Support
May 25, 2018