New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has finally managed to resolve a key problem that was holding up the completion of the Pink Line’s construction. A land issue between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Metro stations had held up construction of a 255-metre long viaduct. With the issue now resolved, the DMRC is moving ahead with the construction of the 255-metre long viaduct and consequently, the entire line.
The 58.6-km-long Pink Line is Delhi Metro’s longest corridor and runs from Majlis Park in the north to Shiv Vihar in north-east. The construction between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri stations was held up because of a long-drawn battle with residents of Trilokpuri’s Block 15 who had objected to relocation.
The agreement has now been reached between the DMRC and the residents for whom the Corporation would now acquire additional land on which quarters for all the affected families will be constructed.
In the face of the dispute, the DMRC had decided to make the Pink Line operations in a split manner, i.e. one section from Majlis Park to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and the other from Shiv Vihar to Trilokpuri. A gap of 1.5 km was what would have prevented the entire line from becoming operational.