[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Kashmere Gate Station – March 2017

Here’s a picture-post showcasing the status of the Kashmere Gate Station on the Delhi Metro’s upcoming 5.17 km ITO – Kashmere Gate extension of the Violet Line which is popularly known as the Heritage Line. When ready, this station will allow users to easily switch to/from the operational Red & Yellow lines, but currently it remains the biggest bottleneck of the project and precisely what prevents the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation from applying for the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS)’ safety approval for starting commercial operations.

Construction for it is being carried out by Metrostroy-Era JV under package CC-07 of the 160 km Phase 3 project, and images from January 2017 can be found here: [Pics] Delhi Metro’s Jama Masjid & Kashmere Gate Stations – Jan 2017

Map of ITO – Kashmere Gate section of Delhi Metro’s Violet Line – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & information

Some images shot earlier this month by a TMRG follower:

Platform Level

Concourse Level

Interconnection to Existing Station

The new station’s platforms will be connected to the existing station building via a series of escalators for which civil work is still ongoing.

For reference: Red Circle – Entry/Exit Shaft ; Yellow Circle – New Addition to Existing Station

Looking out through the shaft, the new addition to the existing station building is visible in the background

Entry/Exit Shaft

As per an on-site engineer, the first of six escalators leading out of the shaft is going to be installed today (March 11, 2017).

The DMRC was originally targeting to open this 5.17 km section with 4 new stations in December 2015, but has since extended the deadline multiple times while comically blaming demonetization and a 7-day construction ban along the way. The latest deadline offered through their website is March 2017, but as you can see, that won’t be achievable either.

As mentioned previously in my January monthly update post, I’m expecting this line to only open up in Q2 (April – June), but going by the progress made over the past couple months, there’s a good chance of it opening in Q3 (July – September). Stay tuned to find out what happens!

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

– TMRG

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45 Responses to "[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Kashmere Gate Station – March 2017"

  1. RAKESH SHARMA says:

    what about magenta line?

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  2. Siddhant Kumar says:

    When will this line open after holi.

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  3. Prateek says:

    Hi TMRG! Can you kindly lay emphasis on the status of the Ballabhgarh extension line from Faridabad? Thanks! 🙂

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  4. Samra says:

    Pls. post some current images of magenta line atleast so that we can get some idea of progress.

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, keep a tab on my Twitter account. where I share one-off images from here and there. Yesterday I posted some images from the Magenta Line’s Okhla Bird Sanctuary Station.

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      • Pulakit Bharti says:

        Hi TMRG!
        I wanted to know about how does DMRC lay tracks. Do they fix it in concrete?? I am confused after seeing that image in the tweet..

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        • TMRG says:

          Hi, yes the tracks are anchored into the concrete using hinges & fasteners.

          For underground sections, the contractor first makes a concrete bed (see images here) and while it sets or “solidifies”, they embed small anchors into it (see an image of the anchors here). After that, the tracks are laid and set into place using fasteners.

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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 metro station to Sakarpur ramp?????

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  5. Aakash Yadav says:

    What’s the status of Pink Line,when will trial runs on pink line starts ??????

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    • TMRG says:

      2 TBMs are still sitting on either side of the Gurdwara Shaft, between Majlis Park and Azadpur, blocking one of the tunnels. I’ll share an update whenever there’s something on the trials.

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      • Shikhar says:

        Why are these last two TBMs taking so much time to get excavated? They have been sitting there for months now.

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        • TMRG says:

          Flooding issues from ground water seeping into the shaft. I’ve been told “paani band hee nahi ho raha”.

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  6. SATYA says:

    I had visited that site yesterday evening but installation of escalator on entry exit shaft was not happening. I had clicked many pictures of inside and outside of stn from low quality handset camera 😀

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  7. Wajid says:

    @tmrg plz update news letter of Bangalore metro

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I’m going to skip over it this month as there isn’t anything significant to cover and I’ve already shared much newer images on Majestic Station as well as Chickpet on Twitter.

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  8. Siddhant Kumar says:

    How Will passengers change from yellow to violet line.

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    • TMRG says:

      No underground connection, so users will have to climb up to the concourse level > walk east > take the stairs down to the Violet Line’s platforms, essentially making a big U.

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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 metro station to Sakarpur ramp??

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  9. Ashu Jain says:

    Most Awaited Violet line metro an extension to kashmiri gate section is now finally opening…
    In April 2K17… as only last stage is left that is clearance of safety which is about to finish till March end & is thrown open for Delhi metro commuters in april surely…
    Source – DMRC

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    • TMRG says:

      DMRC has applied for the CMRS’s inspection, but no inspection dates have been provided or accepted by the CMRS. Still a couple months left for the old-new station connection at Kashmere Gate to be ready.

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      • manoj says:

        But the work regarding connecting from the concourse level of old station with the new station is yet to be started.

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        • Ashu Jain says:

          On 19th March 2K17
          Integration of the present line with the heritage line has started & successfully done also according to the source…
          Only legal issues yet to be solved which are be solved by mid April 2K17 & after that finally opened to public.
          Source DMRC

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        • Ashu Jain says:

          Integration with present line metro with extension one has successfully done in 19th March 2K17 & is ready for inspection & legal approval which will be done by Mid April & then finally opened for public.
          Source DMRC

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  10. Ashu Jain says:

    BREAKING NEWS
    Violet Line Kashmiri Gate – ITO To Start from April 2K17.
    Source DMRC

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  11. K MANOJ says:

    WHEN WILL THE ENTRY AND EXIT SHAFT WHICH IS HALF DONE NOW WILL BE COMPLETED THAT IS CONNECTING FROM THE CONCOURSE LEVEL TO THE UNDER GROUND LEVEL.

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  12. Ashu Jain says:

    Wait till April Starts… May April Brings some Hope of Happiness to all of us…

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  13. Shreeharsha Phene says:

    Mr TMRG ,
    Do you have any idea,as to the total time taken by DMRC for construction of ITO – Kashmere Gate
    section ?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, ITO-Kashmere Gate was built by 2 contractors:
      1) Package CC-05: L&T – SUCG JV – contract awarded on: 23.01.2012
      2) Package CC-07: Metrostroy-Era JV – contract awarded on: 06.03.2012

      You can do the math from here 🙂

      The line faced many challenges. After work started, the line & Jama Masjid stations had to be realigned/relocated due to archaeological sites strewn around the alignment and the discovery of an old wall which is believed to be an old Masjid razed by the British after the 1857 war. One of the TBMs also broke down while tunneling, so another TBM had to be launched from the other end. See the Delhi section – I’ve covered this topic.

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  14. alka says:

    IN OCTOBER THERE WERE REPORTS IN THE MEDIA THAT THE HERITAGE LINE WOULD OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2016, IN NOVEMBER 2016 IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SECTION WOULD OPEN IN DECEMBER END, IN DECEMBER, JANUARY 2017 END, IN JANUARY 2017 FEBRUARY 2017 END, IN FEBRUARY MARCH END. NOW IN MARCH THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE HERITAGE LINE WOULD OPEN IN APRIL 2017.

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    • Ashu Jain says:

      This time in April end…😂
      It seems joke but is reality by the ways…
      Postponing work is very common now days…God knows when it will be opened for us ???

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  15. Ashu Jain says:

    Yesterday while travelling in DTC I saw the glimpse of DELHI GATE , JAMA MASJID & LAL QUILA Stations of this Violet Line. All three stations are having Final Touch Ups & Informaton like Gate No. & other essentials are Ready… Hopefully It Starts Soon…

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  16. MANOJ says:

    I THINK ALL THE WORK OF HERITAGE LINE HAS BEEN FINISHED EXCEPT THE CIVIL WORK OF CONNECTING THE EXISTING STATIONS OF RED LINE AND YELLOW LINE WITH THE NEW UNDERGROUND STATION

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  17. Ashu says:

    Guys A Good News Is Here…
    Yesterday I Visited Kashmiri Gate & Got To Know By The Civil Managers & Workers of the site said “All Work Is Completed Accept Clearance From DMRC Safety Commisioner which will might get completed before Mid April & after that line will be thrown Over to Commuters”.
    In Actual, DELHI GATE , JAMA MASJID, LAL QUILA & KASHMIRI GATE ; All these stations are finished with Signalling, OHE Work, Fininshing Touch ups are Ready & obviously Trial Run With Integration With Running Signals are already Done In March End.
    Wait Till April Comes Up…

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  18. alka says:

    Pls. post some current images of heritage line so that we can get some idea when the line would be commissioned. Any news of its opening.

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  19. bipin says:

    Any latest news for opening of lines

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  20. ALKA says:

    NOW DELHI METRO WILL ANNOUNCE THAT THE HERITAGE LINE WOULD OPEN IN LAST WEEK OF MAY AS THEY HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCING EVERY MONTH. THEY ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER THAT THE LINE WOULD OPEN IN OCTOBER END, THEN IN OCTOBER 2016 IN NOVEMBER 2016 SO ON. IN MARCH THEY ANNOUNCED THE LINE WOULD OPEN BY APRIL END.

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  21. Ashu Jain says:

    Good News Wih Some Hope…
    Check Out Link – http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-delhi-metro-s-heritage-line-to-open-next-month-2409993
    For Opening Of Heritage Line (Violet Line Extension)

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