Initial trial runs between Kalindi Kunj Depot and Okhla Vihar Metro station of Magenta Line/Line 8
The initial trial runs on a 3.5 km long stretch between Kalindi Kunj Depot and Okhla Vihar Metro station of Magenta Line/Line 8 (Janakpuri west to Botanical Garden) have started at a low speed. During these trials, 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.
Later on, in stages, the new signaling technology to be implemented on this corridor and Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) will also undergo rigorous testing.
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.
Total Length: 38 KM (including the Kalindi Kunj – Botanical Garden portion of 3.494 kms)
Number of Stations: 25, Elevated stations: 10, Underground stations: 15
Estimated Ridership: 3, 61,356 (From Janakpuri West to Kalindi Kunj), 46,054 (From Kalindi Kunj to Botanical Garden)
Three train sets have already been received in the Kalindi Kunj depot.