DMRC Starts Trial Runs Between Kirti Nagar And Ashok Park Main
The DMRC started trial runs on the 3.3 kms long Kirti Nagar to Ashok Park link today following the energization of the Over-Head Electrification (OHE) in this section. This section will provide connectivity to Line 1 (Rithala to Dilshad Garden) and Line-3 (Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar) as Ashok Park Main and Kirti Nagar Metro stations will work as interchange stations to go towards Line-1 and Line-3 respectively.
This stretch has two stations i.e. Kirti Nagar (At Grade) and Satguru Ram Singh Marg (Elevated). The train services on this section will commence after the successful completion of the trial runs followed by the clearance from the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety. This section has the sharpest standard gauge curve (262 degree) of the Delhi Metro which been constructed by the DMRC on its elevated section between Satguru Ram Singh Marg and Ashok Park Main Metro stations.
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 rigourous 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 behaviour of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly during all the trials.
This section is expected to be opened to the public within a month and will be the last of all works pertaining to Phase II of the Delhi Metro Project as commercial operations on the 2.5 kms Anand Vihar- Vaishali Line commenced today morning and when the Kirti Nagar - Ashok Park Metro section opens the total Metro network in Delhi and NCR region will be 190 kms.
With the opening of this link passengers will be able to save time and money when they travel between the Mundka- Inderlok line and the Dwarka –Noida/ Vaishali line as they can avoid interchanging at Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk.
The opening of this link is expected to reduce the passenger traffic load at Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate and should help in easing passenger movement at these stations.