DMRC Issues Notice to Energize Pink Line in March for Trial Runs

Hat tip to reader Aby K

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) yesterday issued a public notice (see below) in major newspapers indicating they’ll be energizing the Overhead Electric (OHE) traction system in March for commencing trial runs along 2 stretches of the 58.6 km Pink Line. This new line, the centerpiece of the 160 km Phase 3 project, forms a ring around the city and has been beset with problems ranging from land acquisition to tunneling issues that has led to the DMRC missing its December 2016 deadline.

Source: Hindustan Times

The 2 stretches mentioned are:

Mukundpur Ramp – Shakurpur Ramp in north-west Delhi (4.906 km)

This has been made possible only after the up-line tunnel, located at at the mouth of the Mukundpur Depot in Rameshwar Nagar, was built & cleared of 2 TBMs via an emergency shaft in December 2016. Two other TBMs are still occupying the down-line tunnel and will be removed, one after the other, in the coming weeks. Only after that will the DMRC run a train through the up-line tunnel for testing the Azadpur – Netaji Subhash Place section.

Mayapuri Ramp – Delhi Cantonment Ramp in west Delhi (1.676 km)

Construction work resumed over the Ring Road at Mayapuri in the Q4 2016. Since it’ll take a couple more months to plug that entire section, the DMRC is most likely going to airlift and position 1 train on top of the Mayapuri Ramp like it recently did for the Magenta Line at Sadar Bazaar.

In March 2016, the DMRC issued a similar notice for energizing the Delhi Cantonment Ramp – Bhikaji Cama Place Ramp section following the completion of OHE works, so trial runs in this part of the city are effectively expected to take place on a 8.545 km (1.676+6.869) stretch between Naraina and Moti Bagh stations.

Here’s a map showing the locations of all the above ramps:

Location of Pink Line’s ramps – view Delhi Metro map & information

Let’s now see if the DMRC follows through with trial runs in March-April.

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

– TMRG

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29 Responses to "DMRC Issues Notice to Energize Pink Line in March for Trial Runs"

  1. Pranav Sawhney says:

    Wake me up when they start trials. I cannot wait TMRG.

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  2. KVS Sharma says:

    sir when will phase iv mukundpur shiv vihar corridor work start?

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  3. Aby k says:

    Why don’t dmrc give away OHE and look Into track generated e if dey r facing so much constant problems in OHE,so many others states have taken up tat technology

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    • TMRG says:

      Safety is one of the factors. They don’t want people to fry themselves by accidentally (or deliberately) coming in contact with the 3rd rail.

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  4. Tanmay says:

    Wat message DMRC is trying to convey ppl.
    Is this the way they can bring ppl in confidence eagerly waiting for 3rd phase to open.

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  5. Adi says:

    @tanmay..they are not giving any message or influencing public. It is a statutory requirement to issue a public notice before energisation considering the safety issues. Although i must admit their deadline game regarding ito-kashmere gate line is a public gimmik.

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  6. Adi says:

    @tanmay they are not giving any message or influencing public. It is a statutory requirement to issue a public notice before energisation considering the safety issues involved. Although i must say their deadline gae regarding heritage line is a public gimmik.

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  7. Tanmay says:

    @adi
    Bro,You are talking only about ito-kg section.
    What about magenta & pink line which had december 2016 deadlines and are dealayed by 1 & 2 years respectively.

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  8. Adi says:

    @tanmay.. i know the magenta and pink line are delayed by 1 and 1.5 yrs resp. but you have to admit.. the reasons for the delay are not all that can be blamed on DMRC. There were various land acquistion issues some of which are still unsolved. Besides that DMRC has admitted that pink and magenta line are delayed.

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  9. Siddhant Kumar says:

    What about trial runs on mayur vihar pocket 1 -shiv vihar trials or i.p extension to shiv vihar originating through vinod nagar depot. In i.p section only hasanpur is small hurdle 4 piers. Rest of line little work is left.

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  10. surya says:

    instead of overhead wires go for track electrification

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  11. Aadisht says:

    We’re at March 10, and OHE at Mukundpur Ramp still isn’t done.

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  12. Aakash Yadav says:

    When will trial runs on pink line starts ??????

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I wish I could provide a date, but I’m not the one calling the shots. I’ll share info/news whenever something comes out. Be assured, it’ll definitely start from Mukundpur as the line has land acquisition issues in both directions around the Vinod Nagar Depot.

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      • Aakash Yadav says:

        Will DMRC put down Metro train set at Sakarpur ramp to start trial runs at pink line because OHE work is near completion from Rajouri Garden to Sakarpur ramp ?????

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      • Aakash Yadav says:

        Will DMRC put down Metro train set at Sakarpur ramp to start trial runs on pink line because OHE work is near completion from Rajouri Garden to Sakarpur ramp?????

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  13. Aakash Yadav says:

    How DMRC connects new Rajouri Garden metro station of pink line to the existing Rajouri Garden metro station of blue line ??????

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    • TMRG says:

      Via a foot overbridge (FOB). As per one Twitter follower, that is yet to be built

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      • Aakash Yadav says:

        The construction for this FOB is started construction of pillers for this FOB between Rajouri Garden metro station of pink line to Rajouri Garden metro station of blue line is ongoing.

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  14. Aakash Yadav says:

    How DMRC connects new Rajouri Garden metro station of pink line to the existing Rajouri Garden metro station of blue line????

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  15. Aakash Yadav says:

    Will DMRC put down Metro train set at Sakarpur ramp to start trial runs on pink line because OHE work is near completion from Rajouri Garden metro station to Sakarpur ramp????!

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  16. Aakash Yadav says:

    The OHE work from Sakarpur ramp to underground section of pink line starts.

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  17. Aakash Yadav says:

    Hii TMRG How much time DMRC take to complete OHE work from Sakarpur ramp to Mukundpur ramp ??????

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  18. Aakash Yadav says:

    What is the work status of underground stations of pink line ??????

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