Date of Post: 20 Oct, 2017
New Delhi: DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corp.) sets up India’s first ever elevated stabling yard for metro trains at Jasola Vihar.
The depot for the Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor is located at Kalindi Kunj. About 22.5 hectares of land was requisitioned for the construction of the depot out of which only about 50 percent could become available due to certain land acquisition issues. This was the only depot catering to the entire 36 kilometre line and had to be made ready on time to ensure the opening of the section.
Since the available land was insufficient to construct all the major components of the depot, a decision was taken to construct elevated decks in Jasola Vihar to stable the trains. For the same, a 1.3 kilometre long and 30-40 mtr wide deck for stabling lines was constructed at Jasola Vihar near Kalindi Kunj on an elevated deck about 13 to 14 metres from the ground, where the trains operating on this section are being stabled.
In the main depot area at Kalindi Kunj, the Auto Washing plant, for the cleaning of the trains, has also been set up at on an elevated deck for effective space management. A similar facility had earlier been set up at the Sultanpur depot in Phase 2 due to space constraints.
This facility will be able to accommodate 27 trains and the Inspection Bay would be able to hold six to eight trains at a time. In addition, another elevated deck for stabling additional trains in the future is also being planned.
In addition, solar power panels are also being installed atop the elevated stabling yard. Delhi Metro had earlier installed solar panels at its depots in Yamuna Bank, Ajronda and Mukundpur.
Source: Delhi Metro | Image Credit