Track Work Begins on Delhi Metro Blue Line’s Najafgarh Extension

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s contractors have started laying & installing tracks on the 2.75 km elevated section of the 4.3 km extension of the Blue Line to Najafgarh!

The elevated portion of this extension (project CC-50) was awarded to ITD Cementation India Ltd. in September 2013 and starts from the existing Dwarka station where a new station building is under construction, crosses over the Najafgarh Drain, and then runs on Chatrapati Shivaji Marg with a station at Nangli. Further westward, the line descends into the Sai Baba Mandir Shaft via a 595m ramp from where a TBM deployed by HCC (project CC-66) is currently tunneling towards the Najafgarh Metro station.

Alignment of Dwarka - Najafgarh line - view Delhi Metro Phase 3 information & map

Alignment of Dwarka – Najafgarh line – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 information & map

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Track installation in progress – Photo Copyright: Ankur Singla

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Tracks waiting to be installed – Photo Copyright: Ankur Singla

The DMRC has not indicated whether they’ll begin commercial operations to Nangli Metro station or wait until the tunneling works to the Najafgarh station are completed. If they choose to wait, then trains will start running only in 2018.

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

– TMRG

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21 Responses to "Track Work Begins on Delhi Metro Blue Line’s Najafgarh Extension"

  1. Devender Mishra says:

    I am wondering if this will be connected to Blue line or just a branch from Dwarka to Najafgarh. Because, it is very difficult to connect with existing running metro lines. What do you say about this?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, It’ll connect the Dwarka station via an adjacent station building and operate as if it’s a separate line.

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    • Shakuntala Kumari says:

      DMRC : 2018, beginning date from Najafgarh Metro is too late. Please start from Sai Baba Mandir as soon as possible. we are in a great trouble to change from Dwarka Station.
      Please ………….please………..please…………..

      Shakuntala Kumari

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  2. Raj says:

    2018? I thought the operations start from december 2016 the completion date. Do explain

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    • TMRG says:

      The Nangli-Najafgarh underground portion is under construction. Of the 2 tunnels, 1 will be physically ready this month (TBM breakthrough expected anytime now) while the other one will be in mid-2017. It’ll take another 9 months or so after that to make the underground portion operational.

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  3. Sushil says:

    What is the status of extension of metro to dhansa Stand Najafgarh..when it will start

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, the Dhansa Stand extension has not been included in the Phase 4 project. Plans always change, and like the Najafgarh line, it could be included in the coming years.

      PS: The Najafgarh/MCD station was designed to be underground in order to extend the line to Dhansa Stand in the future. An elevated alignment wouldn’t have been possible.

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    • virender Kumar says:

      it is in pipeline. DMRC submitted to the government all the things i.e. proposal, estimate etc. and is waiting funds to be sanctioned by the Union Urban development Ministry. as the government releases funds they will start to extend the line to Dhansa Stand.

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  4. Shakuntala Kumari says:

    DMRC: This is a step-behaved with Najafgarh Residents-employees to extend Dhansa Stand. Please start from Najafgarh first and then think about extension from Najafgarh please. All the employees in Najafgarh are fed-up from this decision. Please consider again and start from Najafgarh on the behalf of request from Najafgarh employees.

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  5. Raj Singh says:

    Will the line upto nangli be open to public by 2017?

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  6. adityagaur says:

    What about the opening of this dwarka – najafgarh line ?

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    • TMRG says:

      Sometime in mid 2018. They just resolved 2 major land acquisition issues in Dwarka by the Najafgarh drain. Bids for completing balance works at Nangli have also been invited. Besides that, there’s one last underground tunnel still under construction.

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  7. S K Sharma says:

    There are two issues to connect Najaf garh with metro, one to provide connectivity only, and other to reduce traffic load from roads at Najaf garh.I think traffic problem can be overcome by extending metro line up to Dhansa Stand only otherwise there will be a new traffic jam point at Delhi gate.
    Hence it is essential to take metro up to Dhansa stand.

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  8. MDH says:

    Please clearly mention the exact running date of Dwarka Nazafgarh metro..earlier the deadline of this route was December 2016. .so why delay

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    • TMRG says:

      DMRC has not announced any new deadline, but it is expected to open in December 2018 due to pending tunneling works as well as land acquisition issues.

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  9. ANIL KUMAR says:

    Dear sir main nagali kay pass rahata hu aur mujha 5 O,Clock Arly morning noida kay liya Jana hota hai jiskay liya main nagali say Convance kar kay dwraka mor metro kay liya jaana parta hai. Please sir dwrka to najafhgar rout ko Arly morning(AM) Main jaldi say start karay. THANKS.

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  10. Raj Singh says:

    I thought the completion date was rescheduled to december 2017? You have stated mid 2018 . Is that comfirmed or will it be further delayed.
    Is the new station at dwarka being interconnected with the existing one ?

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    • TMRG says:

      I can’t guess if the project will be further delayed, but I expect it to open only in 2018. Yes, the new station has been built right opposite the existing one.

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  11. Santosh Kumar says:

    What is the status of extension of metro to dhansa Border Najafgarh..when it will start

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    • TMRG says:

      That extension has not been included in Phase 4’s plans. Maybe the Delhi govt will include it in Phase 5? Let’s see.

      Reply

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