Trial runs on Mayapuri-South Campus section of Pink Line soon
As part of preparations for the commencement of trial runs between Mayapuri and South Campus on the upcoming Majlis Park–Shiv Vihar Pink Line, a Metro train passed through Delhi Metro's highest point at Dhaula Kuan on Wednesday for the first time.
"The Metro train crossed Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 metres (as high as a seven-storey building) to reach South Campus from Mayapuri, covering a distance of 6.8 km. Full fledged trials on this section will commence in a few days time," Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a press statement.
During the journey, various functional aspects of the new rolling stock, i.e. trains, were tested prior to the beginning of signaling trials.
Trial runs on a 6.5 km stretch between Shakurpur and Mayapuri on the Pink Line have been in progress since last month.
The DMRC statement also noted: "The height of the viaduct at Dhaula Kuan is 23.6 metres and it is the highest point of Delhi Metro so far, surpassing Karkarduma where the Metro passes at a height of 19 metres above the ground.
"The construction of this section was a major engineering challenge, since the viaduct had to pass above the Airport Express Line viaduct, as well as flyovers at the Dhaula Kuan intersection."
The launching operation above the Airport Express Line was conducted only during the non-operating hours, between 12.30 am and 4 am, so as to avoid any disruption to the traffic on the Airport Express Line.
Only after getting all clearances from the Operation and Maintenances department of the Airport Express Line was the launching work started.
A diversion road also was constructed so that there was no inconvenience to the road users during erection.
The Majlis Park–Shiv Vihar corridor, also known as the Pink Line, is a 59 km long corridor mostly covering the national Capital's arterial Ring road.
After commissioning, the Pink Line will emerge as one of Delhi Metro's lifelines, with 10 interchange stations.