A Look Back at the History of Delhi Metro’s Faridabad Corridor

With the inauguration of the Delhi Metro Violet line’s 13.875 km extension to Faridabad’s Escort Mujesar station just a few hours away, here’s a look back at its history.

February 7 2012 – Larsen & Toubro Ltd. announced they have won the construction contract via a press release.

March 29 2012 – Piling work began right after a small bhoomi pujan at Sector 16A

Photo Copyright: Faridabad Metro

Photo Copyright: Faridabad Metro

June 21 2012 – First pier got ready at Sector 16A

Photo Copyright: FaridabadMetro.com

Photo Copyright: FaridabadMetro.com

December 2012 – Pier caps start getting installed on piers

Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

March 4 2013 – First precast u-girder (27 meter long) launched near the Old Faridabad metro station

Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

April 12 2015 – First trial run commenced

Photo Copyright: Tribune India

Photo Copyright: Tribune India

Trial Run on Faridabad Line - photo: Daily Mail, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Trial Run on Faridabad Line – Photo Copyright: Daily Mail

August 10-12 2015 – CMRS conducted safety inspection

CMRS Inspection - photo: Haryana Abtak, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

CMRS Inspection – Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

CMRS Inspection - photo: Haryana Abtak, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

CMRS Inspection – Photo Copyright: Haryana Abtak

September 6 2015 – Inauguration by the Prime Minister! Visit: Delhi Metro’s Extension to Faridabad Inaugurated by PM Modi for images of the event! Before leaving watch this excellent clip produced by the DMRC:

For more updates on the Delhi Metro, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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