Date Of Post: 10 Mar, 2018
New Delhi: The over 20 km Majlis Park-Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line will be thrown open to the public on March 14, a senior official said. The CMRS (Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety), which inspected the stretch from February 26-28, has given the clearance for the project.
- The senior DMRC official said,”The 21.56 km-long Majlis ParkDurgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro corridor will be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 14 at 4 PM from the Metro Bhawan here.”
- He said, passenger services on the stretch will begin from 6 pm onwards on the same day from both Majlis Park & Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stations simultaneously.
About The Project:
- This section is part of the 59 km long Majlis Park Shiv Vihar corridor (Pink Line Line 7) of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3.
- Recently, testing on the segment (Majlis Park-South Campus), part of the Phase-3 project, was also successfully completed.
- Starting last year, trial runs on its other stretches have also been conducted.
- The entire corridor will open by June 2018.
- The DMRC said,”The metro train on this stretch will also cross Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 m (as high as a seven-storey building) to reach South Campus from Majlis Park.”
- On February 7, trial runs began on the over 10-km elevated stretch (IP Extension-Maujpur) of the Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor, on which the new signalling technology, CBTC (Communication Based Train Control), will be “rigorously tested”.
The Majlis Park-Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus section has 12 stations, including 3 interchange stations at-
- Netaji Subhash Place
- Rajouri Garden
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