New corridor brings relief

Soon after the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line corridor between Lajpat Nagar and Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations began passenger services at 1 p.m. on Monday, commuters were seen trickling in.

With the new stretch reducing travel time between prime locations, commuters appeared relieved.

Surendra Singh (35), who works at South Extension, said, “The new line comes as a relief for me as travelling to work from Lajpat Nagar to South Extension will now become easier. Even though there might not be much of a fare difference, I will definitely save a lot more time by travelling in the metro.”

The two interchange stations at INA and Lajpat Nagar, will also help commuters avail the Yellow Line and Violet Line.

Students Anjali Mishra and Nikhil Gitodia said, “Earlier we had to take an auto to South Extension to attend our classes. Now we can interchange at Lajpat Nagar and that will help us save time and money.”

With stoppages at INA, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and South Extension, it is for the first time that a single Metro line will connect four major markets in the city.

Meghna Gupta, a private-sector employee, said, “The new segment has come as a blessing. We can now reach Sarojini Nagar market directly, instead of worrying about taking an auto from INA. The fact that the line connects most of the major markets is an added advantage.”

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