Two new generation coaches, part of Delhi Metro’s Phase III expansion, were today directly placed on the tracks near the Sadar Bazar metro station of the upcoming Magenta Line.
It was done to expedite trial runs on a 13-km-long section between the Janakpuri West, one of its ends, and IGI Airport (domestic terminal) stations. The other end of the line is at Botanical Garden in Noida.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plans to launch the corridor (Line 7) in parts next year because trial runs across the line cannot be undertaken as work is still on along certain stretches, hindering access to the depot at Kalindi Kunj, an official said.
Moreover, Phase III will see the implementation of the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology for the first time.
The commissioning time for signalling is likely to take longer and hence, it was decided to take up commissioning work in multiple sections side by side, a DMRC spokesperson said. More info