Date Of Post: 20 Nov, 2017
New Delhi: The Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical Garden corridor of the Delhi Metro, has been granted necessary safety approval, the authorities said. The section, will be the metro’s first-ever corridor to use CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) signalling technology. It will facilitate movement of trains with a frequency of 90-100 seconds. The section likely to open this month-end.
CMRS Gives Safety Approval
- A release from the DMRC said, the CMRS (Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety) granted the necessary approval for the 12.64km long section after inspecting the stretch from November 13-15.
- “However, the approval is conditional and based on compliance with some more requirements. The exact date of opening of the corridor will be intimated after compliance with all requirements specified by the CMRS.”
Advantages Of New Corridor
- After the new section of the Delhi Metro opens, commuters will be able to travel directly to Kalkaji Mandir metro station, which is on the Violet Line.
- Once the entire corridor from Botanical Garden up to Janakpuri West (38.23-km) opens, commuters from Noida will be able to go to Gurugram by changing trains at Hauz Khas.
- Botanical Garden metro station has been developed as the metro’s first-ever inter-change station outside the boundaries of Delhi.