Earlier this month on July 3, the DMRC quietly started trial runs on the 4.4 km long Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section of the Yellow line in north Delhi. This section, built under Phase 3 of the Delhi Metro project, contains 3 stations and will cater to the the residents of areas such as Jahangirpuri, Samaypur, Badli, Transport Nagar, GT Karnal Road (NH-1) and Rohini.
This section crosses over the busy Delhi-Ambala train line and the Outer Ring Road, so the contractor of the project, J Kumar Infra, had to use steel bridges at these locations. Above the railway line, they built a 45 meter long steel bridge weighing 200 metric tonnes that rests on 12 meter tall piers (pillars). At the Outer Ring Road, they built a unique pier that will also support the PWD’s under construction flyover.
The Badli Mor station on this line is the most unique station on the entire Delhi Metro network. It has been designed in such a way so that it can also serve the platforms of Line-8 (Magenta) when it gets extended to this part of town from Janakpuri West in Phase IV of the Delhi Metro project. As seen below, the station consists of 5 floors of which the first 2 will used for commercial purposes, the 3rd will serve as the concourse, the 4th will cater to Line 2 (Yellow) while the 5th will eventually cater to Line-8 (Magenta).
The Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section is slated to become operational towards the end of this year after which the length of the Yellow line from Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon will become an impressive 49 km long!