Delhi Metro is all set to reach Ballabhgarh in Haryana by the end of September or early October. The The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday started trial runs on the 3.2-km long section of Violet Line from Escorts Mujesar to Ballabhgarh.
This extension of Delhi Metro’s Violet Line consists of two stations – NCB Colony and Ballabhgarh. “Ballabhgarh will become the fourth city in Haryana to get Metro connectivity after Gurugram, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh After the opening of this extension, the entire Kashmere Gate – Ballabhgarh Metro Violet Line corridor will 46.6 kms long,” a DMRC spokesperson said.
“During the trial runs, the interaction of the Metro train with physical infringements (civil structure) will be checked to ensure that there is no physical blockage during the movement of the train on the track. The entire signaling system will also undergo rigorous testing,” he said.
“In addition, the response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during the trials,” he said. The behaviour of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly during all the trials, he added. The spokesperson said that the section is slated for opening in September or October, 2018, subject to the approval by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS).
“At present, 25.8 kms of Metro lines are operational across Haryana. After the opening of this section, the total length of Metro kilometres in Haryana will become 29 kilometres,” he said.
Source : TOI