Delhi Metro's longest line: Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, will open in April 2018, subject to availability of land. The revised schedule was updated by Delhi Metro based on ground reports. The section from Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar will be completed by September, though commissioning of the 59 km-long line 7 will take longer.
The other new corridor, line 8, Janakpuri (west) to Kalindi Kunj, will be opened in sections starting next month.
The latest project status report on line 7 says that around 91% of civil works on the line is complete as of March. For line 8, the progress of civil works till March stands at 91.37%.
The ITO-Kashmere Gate section is slated to be completed this month, while the Mundka-Bahadurgarh and Dwarka-Najafgarh lines will be completed by December.
While construction as well as train and signalling trials on the ITO-Kashmere Gate section have been completed, the line is yet to become operational as it awaits safety audit by the commissioner metro rail safety.
Line 7 will touch portions of inner Ring Road and drastically cut travel time between eastern and southern flanks of the national capital.It will connect northwest Delhi's Mukundpur to northeast Delhi's Shiv Vihar cutting across various south Delhi areas, including Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension, and densely populated parts of east Delhi, such as Mayur Vihar-I, Vinod Nagar and Karkardooma.
A total of 140 km of Metro network will be added to the current coverage of 213 km in the phase-III expansion project that is being undertaken at a cost of around Rs.40,000 crore.