New Delhi: The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) has started statuary inspection of 12.64 km long stretch between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir of Line-8 (Magenta Line) of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) from today at 9.45 am. The inspection will be carried out in three days from 13th November to 15th November according to the programme. This is 6th round inspection being carried out by the CMRS and his team. After getting final and satisfactory inspection report from CMRS, the section will be opened for public.
The team of CMRS inspection is comprised with Sh. Rakmal Khoiwal (Dy.CRS/S&T/NDLS), Sh. Shalabh Tyagi (Dy.CRS/ET/LKO), Sh. Rajeev Kumar (Dy.CRS/G/LKO), Sh. Uttam Prakash (Dy.CRS/Mech/LKO) and Smt. Indu Dubey (Dy.CRS/Optg./LKO).
This section of the line-8 includes 9 stations at Kalkaji Mandir, Okhla NSIC, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Kunj, Okhla Bird Sanctuary and Botanical Garden. While Kalkaji Mandir is underground, all other stations are elevated. The UTO metro train will be run in this section and will originate from Kalindi Kunj Metro depot.
This first trial test run in this corridor has been started in October 2016.
If CMRS team find the section fit in all aspects then this corridor will be opened to public in last week of this month subject to availability of local ministers and schedule of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.