TRIAL RUNS STARTED ON BALLABHGARH EXTENSION IN HARYANA
Trial runs were started today on the 3.2 kilometre long section from Escorts Mujesar till 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 corridor will become 46.6 kilometres long.
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.
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 behavior of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly during all the trials. The section is slated for opening in September/October, 2018 subject to the approval by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety.
Currently, 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.AD / ED (CC)/ DMRC