NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Himcon Engineers (India) has started remodelling work at Delhi Metro Pink Line’s Mukundpur Depot under Package DC-27 of the 65.1 km Phase 4 project. The firm was awarded the depot’s civil construction contract in August 2021 with Rs. 62.64 crore value and a deadline of 30 months.
Besides increasing the capacity for the Pink Line’s trains, this expansion work is being done to allow for the Magenta Line’s trains (some or all of the 144 new coaches) to be stabled and maintained at Mukundpur depot in the future.
The additional facilites created at Pink Line (Line-7) will be 3 inspection bays, 1 workshop bay, 12 stabling lines (extension of length) and 1 test track. The new facilities at Magenta line will include 2 inspection bays, 2 workshop bays, 13 stabling lines, 1 test track, 1 shunting neck and 1 ETU.
Track-work at the depot which is the part of Package DT-12 will be performed later by S.C. Agarwal, who was awarded a Rs. 10.58 crore contract for it in October 2021. Whereas the electrification work through Package DE-14 will be executed by KEC International which was awarded a Rs. 68.98 crore contract for the Pink Line’s 12.098 km Maujpur – Majlis Park extension and Mukundpur Depot in October 2021.
DMRC is also planning to create 6 new elevated stabling lines at the Pink Line’s Majlis Park Station nearby to support operations and bring down train induction time.