TEST RUNS COMMENCE ON THE PINK LINE BETWEEN LAJPAT NAGAR AND MAYUR VIHAR POCKET 1 METRO STATION
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today started test runs on a 9.7 km stretch between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar Pocket - 1 on the 59 km long Majlis Park - Shiv Vihar corridor (Line 7) of Phase-III, also known as the Pink Line. The Test Runs were flagged off by Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC in the presence of other senior officials.
This stretch, which will be a continuation of the presently operational Majlis Park – Lajpat Nagar section, will be a major boon for the commuters of prominent areas like Ashram, Mayur Vihar etc. The Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station on this stretch will connect the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station as well as the Inter State Bus Terminal at Sarai Kale Khan.
During these test runs, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done.
The new signaling technology known as Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), which is being used on the Pink and Magenta Lines, will also undergo rigorous testing in stages. 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 behavior of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly.
This section from Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 consists of 5 stations i.e. Vinoba Puri, Ashram, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar-1 and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. Out of this five stations, Mayur Vihar-1 and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 are the elevated station and rest three stations are underground.
Interchange Facility on this Section
This section has one interchange Mayur Vihar -1. The facility of interchange of Metro trains between line7 & line 3/4 is available through this station.