Trials begin on Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City corridor
New Delhi: Preliminary trials began on Friday on the 6.8-km Noida City Centre-Noida Electronic City extension segment of Delhi Metro's Blue Line, officials said. This entirely elevated section will have six stations -Sector 34, Sector 52, Sector 61, Sector 59, Sector 62 and Electronic City. "Initial test runs began today on the 6.8 km-long Noida City Centre Noida electronic City. These trials are just preliminary and signalling trials will begin soon," a senior official said.
This corridor is an extension of the presently operational Dwarka Sector 21 - Noida City Centre (Line 3) of the Delhi Metro, also called the Blue Line. "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 signalling system will also undergo rigorous testing," the official 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. The behaviour of the track system and the overhead electrification (OHE) system will be checked repeatedly during all the trials. Only the Noida Electronic City station, which falls on the border of Noida and Ghaziabad is off the road, it said. This would be DMRC's third metro line in Noida, after Noida Sector 15 Noida City Centre and Botanical Garden Kalindi Kunj.