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


Track installation in progress – Photo Copyright: Ankur Singla


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!


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8 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?

    • TMRG says:

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

    • 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

  2. Raj says:

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

    • 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.

  3. Sushil says:

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

    • 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.

  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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