Delhi Metro Update: New Section of Pink Line to open on Wednesday

Delhi Metro Update: New Section of Pink Line to open on Wednesday

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Date of Post: 29 Oct, 2018

On Wednesday, the 17.86 km-long Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line will be opened for passengers. The CMRS (Commissioner For Metro Rail Safety) had given his clearance after inspecting the elevated section in east Delhi on October 20.

More Information:

  • A senior DMRC official said, “Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line will be formally flagged off for passenger operations on October 31 by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.”
  • The elevated section consists of total 15 metro stations, out of which 3 stations have interchange facilities.
  • The 15 stations on this section are:
    1. Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake
    2. East Vinod Nagar-Mayur Vihar-II
    3. Mandawali-West Vinod Nagar
    4. IP Extension
    5. Anand Vihar ISBT
    6. Karkardooma
    7. Karkardooma Court
    8. Krishna Nagar
    9. East Azad Nagar
    10. Welcome
    11. Jaffrabad
    12. Maujpur- Babarpur
    13. Gokulpuri
    14. Johri Enclave
    15. Shiv Vihar

The main highlight of this section will be the presence of 3 interchange stations:

  • Anand Vihar (with Blue Line)
  • Karkardooma (with Blue Line)
  • Welcome (with Red Line).”

Metro Rail Network:

  • The Delhi Metro Rail network will expand to nearly 314 km after the opening of this new section.
  • After inauguration, it will leave just the Lajpat Nagar-Trilokpuri corridor unopened.
  • The Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake stretch is part of the 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor (Pink Line) of the Phase-3 network of the DMRC.
  • The Majlis Park-Lajpat Nagar corridor was inaugurated on August 6 this year, taking the Pink Line span to 29.66 km, and the entire operational span of the DMRC to 296 km with 214 stations.
  • The 1st corridor of the Pink Line was opened on March 14 this year, spanning over 20 km, from Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus, connecting north-south campuses of the Delhi University for the first time on the DMRC network.

New signaling technology-

The new signaling technology known as Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), is being used on the Pink Lines.

CBTC is a rail signaling system that makes use of the telecommunications between the train and track equipment for the traffic management and infrastructure control.

The main objective of CBTC is to increase capacity by reducing the time interval (headway) between trains.

To know more about recent developments of Railways-

26 Oct, 2018: Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Shiv Vihar Metro Section To Be Flagged Off For Passenger Operations On 31st October, 2018

25 Oct, 2018: Delhi Metro Update: CMRS approves Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section of Pink Line

24 Oct, 2018: Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line to open by Diwali


Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
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