Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is working tirelessly to improve connectivity via metro network. It has now started conducting trial runs on the 9.7Km stretch of the Pink Line. This stretch has five stations and will connect Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar.
DMRC has started trail runs on this stretch after connecting Delhi’s shopping hubs in the city. The Delhi Metro Pink Line will also include Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station.
The trials have started between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket – 1. This stretch is part of 59-km long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor that is also branded as the Pink Line.
Managing director of DMRC Mangu Singh flagged off the trail runs that began on Wednesday.
As per the floor plan, this route is a continuation of the currently operational Majlis Park – Lajpat Nagar section. Once this line opens, it will greatly benefit for metro commuters from Ashram, Mayur Vihar etc.
Interestingly, the Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station will service the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station. It will also cater to the Inter-State Bus Terminal at Sarai Kale Khan.
In trail runs officials conduct checks to ensure that there is no physical breach with civil infrastructure throughout the movement of the train on the track. As per DMRC official testing of various sub-systems of coaches shall also be conducted.
Rigorous testing will also be done on the new signaling technology known as Communication Based Train Control (CBTC). This system is employed on the Pink and Magenta Lines.
Monitoring will be done on the response of the train at different speeds, the interconnection with the Operations Control Center and braking of the train. The Over Head Electrification and behavior of the track system will be checked during the trail runs as per the DMRC officials.
The five stations between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 will be:
- Vinoba Puri
- Hazrat Nizamuddin
- Mayur Vihar-I
- Mayur Vihar Pocket-1
Mayur Vihar-I and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are elevated metro stations. While the other three three stations are underground. This stretch also consists of one interchange at Mayur Vihar -I.
If the trail run goes well, this stretch will be made operational by October.