The Magenta line, also called Line 8, is built as a crescent through the southern parts of the capital Delhi. As an alternative route, the Magenta line connects Noida with western Noida through South Delhi.
The Magenta line metro route was planned by DMRC(Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) between Noida’s Botanical Garden and Janakpuri in Delhi.
All these stations are already connected via the Blue line of the Delhi Metro. The Magenta line Delhi route replaced this blue line and provided a quicker way to reach Delhi NCR without passing through Central Delhi, Rajiv Chowk, and Mandi House.
Current operational portion of Magenta line Delhi metro route
•Jamia Millia Islamia
•Janakpuri West (blue line interchange)
•Terminal 1 of IGI Airport
•Sadar Bazar Cantonment
•Hauz Khas (Yellow Line interchange)
•Kalkaji Mandir (Violet Line interchange)
•Jamia Millia Islamia
•Okhla Bird Sanctuary
•Botanical Garden (Blue Line interchange)
Under-construction extension of the Magenta Line Metro route:
•Shakti Nagar Chowk
•Pul Bangash (Red Line interchange)
•Azadpur (Pink Line interchange)
•Majlis Park (Pink Line interchange)
•Haiderpur Badli Mor (Interchange with Yellow Line)
•Peeragarhi (Green Line interchange)
•Janakpuri West (Interchange with Blue Line)
•Madhuban Chowk (Red Line interchange)
•Krishna Park Extension
The Magenta line route was not fully operational till today’s date. Delhi will have a much better connection with the western parts of Delhi, which have been untouched till now.
The investigation geotechnical and geophysical started in April 2022 for the DC05 package of 28.92km from Janakpuri to RK Ashram via the Magenta line metro route, Delhi. This package was awarded to Afcons Infrastructure as a contract of RS. 2481.50.
Magenta Line route stations
The starting point of the magenta line is from the Botanical Garden in Noida, and its ending point is at Janakpuri in West Delhi. There are a total of 25 metro stations on the whole way. Ten of them are elevated ones, and the other ones are underground. The total length of the magenta line route is 38 km. According to the Delhi Metro Phase 5, an extension of this route towards RK Ashram would take place in 2023–2024. That will cause an interchange for the blue line.
Also, Haiderpur Badli would be considered the highest station of the Delhi metro connection. It will also provide an interchange between the yellow line (Samaypur Badli-Huda city centre) station and the upcoming extension of the Magenta line route.
Timeline of Magenta line route
Magenta line metro timeline is given below:
- December 2016: The delayed initial target of completion.
- August 2017: Trails on this route begin.
- December 25, 2017: The opening of the Magenta line between the Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir.
- The opening of the Magenta route between Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West on May 28, 2018.
Magenta Line routes interesting facts:
- It is the first driverless metro in the country.
- The Hauk Khas station is the deepest on the magenta and yellow line route.
- There is the tallest escalator height of 15 meters at Janakpuri West.
- The military restricts free movement in only one metro station named Shankar Vihar.
- Dabri Mor station constructed two parallel tunnels simultaneously on the Magenta line route.
The impact of the Magenta Line Route on the real estate market
The Magenta line route has had a remarkable boosting effect on the real estate market in Delhi. It has evolved to meet congruent property demand near the Botanical Gardens and those seeking a better connection from Noida.
The rental values are already rising in Challera and Sectors 42, 43, 44, 45, and 46. The extension work towards RK Ashram precedes fringe business to benefit significantly.
Latest updates regarding the Magenta Line route
PWD plans to build transport hubs at two Delhi metro stations:
The public works department (PWD) has decided to develop a Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) hub at the stations of the Magenta line route between IIT and Panchsheel Park on the route, along with providing a facility of dedicated parking spaces for vehicles.
The DMRC and the PWD are also planning to make the area wayfarer and differently abled-bodied friendly by providing facilities like walkways and setting up reasonable seating arrangements. This development idea is perfect for the development of the metro station in India as well as better for the passengers over there.
1. What is a Magenta line route?
Ans. Magenta line, also called Line 8, is built as a crescent through southern parts of the capital Delhi.
2. From where the Magenta line starts?
Ans. The Magenta line starts from Janakpuri West in West Delhi.
3. Is the Magenta line route fully operational?
Ans. No, the Magenta line route is not fully operational yet.
4. What are the timelines of the Magenta line route?
Ans. December 2016: The delayed initial target of completion.
August 2017: Beginning of trails on this route
December 25, 2017: The phase when the Magenta line route was opened between the Botanical garden and Kalkaji Mandir.
May 28, 2018: The opening of the Magenta route between Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West took place.
5. Is there a connection between the Magenta line route and the airport?
Ans. Yes, the Magenta line route has connectivity to IGI Airport Terminal
The Magenta Line Route is a well-developed route built as a crescent through the southern parts of the capital Delhi. Also, this route is going forward to get more construction ideas through the DMRC and PWD. The stations along this route also provide appreciable facilities for the passengers.
Many of the sections of the magenta line route are under construction now. The public works department (PWD) has decided to develop a Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) hub at the stations of the Magenta line route between IIT and Panchsheel Park. It has also agreed to provide the facility of dedicated parking spaces for vehicles.
The Magenta line route has had a remarkable boosting effect on the real estate market in Delhi. The line is also known a line 8. In the future, Haiderpur Badli will be considered the highest station of the Delhi metro connection under the Magenta line route.