Magenta Line or Line 8 is built like an arc through the southern parts of Delhi and was the second corridor to be opened under Delhi Metro Phase III. It is the first, though, to have driverless trains running on communication-based train control (CBTC) technology.
- Inaugurated in: 25 December 2017
- Number of Stations: 25 Stations and 4 Interchanges
- Timings: 5:30 am to 11:30 pm
- Ticket Price: Rs.10 to Rs.60
Magenta Line Map
Magenta Line Interesting Facts
- The line got inaugurated in two stages where the first section from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir was opened for public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 December 2017 and the second stage got inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 28 May 2018.
- All trains on the line comprise six coaches, and they have a maximum speed of 80 km/h.
- Every station on the line has platform screen doors for enhanced safety.
- It is the only line on the entire system to have civilian entry restricted at one of its stations — Shankar Vihar — which is located in the military area.
- As with all the non-Phase I line, Line 8 uses standard gauge (1435 mm) tracks and 25 kV alternating current supplied from the overhead catenary. Magenta Line has 25 stations along a route length of 34.2 km.
Stations on Magenta Line
|Station Name||Interchange/ Connections||Nearby Accommodation|
|Janakpuri West||जनकपुरी पश्चिम||Blue Line|
|Dabri Mor||डाबरी मोर|
|Dashrath Puri||दशरथ पुरी|
|Palam||पालम||Hotels near Palam|
|Sadar Bazaar Cantonment||सदर बाजार छावनी|
|Terminal 1 IGI Airport||टर्मिनल 1 IGI हवाई अड्डा||Indira Gandhi International Airport T1 C–D||Hotels near IGI|
|Shankar Vihar||शंकर विहार|
|Vasant Vihar||वसंत विहार|
|RK Puram||आर के पुरम|
|IIT Delhi||आईआईटी दिल्ली|
|Hauz Khas||हौज खास||Yellow Line||Hotels near Hauz Khas|
|Panchsheel Park||पंचशील पार्क|
|Chirag Delhi||चिराग दिल्ली|
|Greater Kailash||ग्रेटर कैलाश|
|Nehru Enclave||नेहरू एन्क्लेव|
|Kalkaji Mandir||कालकाजी मंदिर||Violet Line||Hotels in Kalkaji|
|Okhla NSIC||ओखला एन.एस.आई.सी.|
|Sukhdev Vihar||सुखदेव विहार|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया|
|Okhla Vihar||ओखला विहार||Hotels near Okhla|
|Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh||जसोला विहार शाहीन बाग||Hotels in Jasola Vihar|
|Kalindi Kunj||कालिंदी कुंज|
|Okhla Bird Sanctuary||ओखला पक्षी अभयारण्य|
|Botanical Garden||वानस्पतिक उद्यान||Hotels near Botanical Garden|
Further Extension of Magenta Line
Under Delhi Metro Phase IV, Magenta Line is to be extended further by 28 kilometres and 24 stations. From Janakpuri West, the line will head northwards and take a U turn for the opposite direction before finally terminating at the Ramakrishna Ashram Marg station of Blue Line.
Top Attractions Connected by Magenta Line
|Attraction||Nearest Station||Distance from Nearest Station (Km)|
|Okhla Bird Sanctuary||Okhla Bird Sanctuary||0|
|Atlantic Water World||Kalindi Kunj||0.8|
|Kalkaji Temple||Kalkaji Mandir||0.5|
|Lotus Temple||Kalkaji Mandir||0.9|
|ISKCON Temple||Kalkaji Mandir||1.1|
|Nehru Place Market||Nehru Enclave||0|
|Hauz Khas Village||RK Puram||1.7|
|Air Force Museum||Sadar Bazar||0.7|
|Unity One Mall||Janakpuri West||0|
|West End Mall||Janakpuri West||0.2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many metro stations are there on the Magenta Line?
A. Currently, the Magenta Line Delhi Metro is running on 25 stations with 4 interchanges.
Q. Which is the 1st station on the Magenta Line metro in Delhi?
A. Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden are the initial stations on the Magenta Line on both ends.
Q. Which is the most popular station on the Magenta Line metro in Delhi?
A. Some of the most popular stations on the Magenta Line are Janakpuri West, Hauz Khas, I.I.T., Kalkaji, and Sadar Bazar.
Q. Who made the Magenta Line metro in Delhi?
A. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operates all the operations of Delhi Metro.
Q. Which is the cleanest metro line in Delhi?
A. The Delhi Metro has made significant efforts to maintain cleanliness by implementing regular cleaning schedules, and waste management systems, and educating passengers about maintaining cleanliness inside the trains and stations.
Q. Which metro line is the longest in Delhi?
A. The Pink Line is the longest with 59 km and 38 stations.
Q. Where is the fastest metro in Delhi?
A. The 23 kilometers-long Airport Express Line or the Orange Line is the fastest Metro connection in India providing seamless connectivity from the New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21 through IGI Airport Terminal -3 and Aerocity.
Q. Which is the shortest Delhi Metro line?
A. The shortest line in Delhi Metro is the Grey Line with a distance of 5.19 km with 4 stations.
Q. What is the timing of the first train from the Magenta Line in Delhi?
A. The first train departure time on the Magenta line of the Delhi Metro is 5:30 am.
Q. What is the timing of the last train from the Magenta Line in Delhi?
A. The last train departure time on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro is 11:30 pm.