Demolition Begins at Hasanpur for Building Delhi Metro’s Pink Line

There’s something for Dilliwalas to cheer about!

Late last month, workers from the ITD-ITD Cem JV (package CC-26R) began demolishing two buildings in Delhi’s Hasanpur village after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) successfully concluded negotiations with local property owners. The ownership of the land, through which the 58.6 km Line-7’s viaduct will be built, was a mystery since 2011 and the DMRC had no clarity on who owned it – private residents or the Delhi Development Authority. Due to that, a roughly 128m stretch of the line’s viaduct, close to the Vinodpur Depot, lay incomplete.

The DMRC directly negotiated with the residents and paid Rs. 5.91 crores to demolish just the top floors of the buildings. As per Anuj Dayal, the DMRC’s spokesperson, “the owners can rebuild the structure, provided they get the requisite permission from Delhi Metro once the viaduct is constructed.”

Recent satellite imagery showing the line’s incomplete Hasanpur section:

Line-7’s incomplete viaduct at Hasanpur – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & info

Photo Copyright: Siddhanth Kumar

In addition, here are some images of the nearby IP Extension Station:

Photo Copyright: Siddhanth Kumar

Photo Copyright: Siddhanth Kumar

Photo Copyright: Siddhanth Kumar

And here’s a tweet from a follower showing the status of the nearby Anand Vihar cantilever bridge over the Indian Railways’ lines:

The DMRC recently announced that they’re going to install a track reversal facility at the Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 Station instead of at the Nizamuddin Station. So until the Trilokpuri section of the viaduct is built, they will be forced to run trains in 2 stretches: (1) Mukundpur to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1, and (2) Vinod Nagar to Maujpur. With the line’s other depot at Mukundpur in north Delhi also blocked until the 4th TBM is retrieved from the Gurdwara Shaft, any sort of commercial operations on the Pink Line’s western section is expected to begin only in 2018 with a very slim possibility of 2017-end. The eastern section of the line is expected to open no sooner than mid-2018.

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

– TMRG

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43 Responses to "Demolition Begins at Hasanpur for Building Delhi Metro’s Pink Line"

  1. Muthu says:

    Welcome back from almost a month long hiatus 🙂

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    • TMRG says:

      Thanks! I need the next 2-3 days to clear up the backlog.

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      • gurjeet singh says:

        hi, in phase 4 route (given below) can you tell which station/route line will be underground and which will be elevated…thanks

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        • Janakpuri West – R.K. Ashram (Magenta line) – 28.92km
        Type: Elevated & Underground
        Stations: Krishna Park Extn, Keshpur, Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi Chowk, Peergarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Rohini East, Prashant Vihar , North Pitampura, Haiderpur, Mukarba Chowk, Bhalaswa, Majlis Park, Azadpur, Ashok Vihar, Derawal Nagar, Rajpura, GG Sabji Mandi, Pulbangash, Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim and RK Ashram Marg

        ———————————

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        • TMRG says:

          Hi, the entire Azadpur – RK Ashram section (roughly 8 kms) is expected to be underground. Rest will be elevated.

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  2. Siddhant Kumar says:

    When Will ito kashmere gate line open to public.

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    • TMRG says:

      Give it some time. Interconnection between the new & old Kashmere Gate stations is still under construction.

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  3. Abhishek says:

    Good news after long time for dmrc..welcome back tmrg

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  4. RAKESH SHARMA says:

    THANKS for update TMRG, Pl update status of MAGENTA LINE also .

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    • TMRG says:

      Kalkaji & Okhla NSIC stations have some civil and architectural interior finishing works pending. I’ll share images whenever possible.

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      • Tanmay says:

        DMRC claimed of opening the whole magenta line in 3 sections from may to september but don’t clear that which are these sections.
        Wats ur opinion about time of opening and sections.

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        • TMRG says:

          I think by now most know that the DMRC’s claims don’t hold up and are purely for buying more time. It’s an unfortunate departure from the standards they upheld previously.

          The western section (Mukundpur – Mayur Vihar) depends on when the 4th TBM comes out at the Gurdwara Shaft. Add about a year or so of finishing work + testing + approvals, and you’ll get an idea of when they can start ops. Unlike other underground sections in Delhi or around the country, finishing works won’t delay the line.

          The eastern section (Vinod Nagar – Maujpur) depends on the completion of the line at Hasanpur and Anand Vihar. Again, civil work here will easily take another 9-12 months to be completed with operations starting only in the 2nd half of 2018.

          The mid section (Mayur Vihar – Vinod Nagar) is a little tricky and really depends on when the affected Trilokpuri residents are rehabilitated. If not with the ‘eastern section’, this will definitely open up last and possibly only towards the end of 2018 or even in 2019.

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          • Tanmay says:

            Bro I have asked about magenta line not pink line ☺.

          • TMRG says:

            My apologies! 🙂
            1) Botanical Garden – Kalkaji: Should open in June or max July. Finishing works at Kalkaji and NSIC are the bottleneck.
            2) Janakpuri – IGI: Should open up before the end of the year
            3) Kalkaji – IGI: Should open up before March next year
            There’s a possibility of the entire underground section opening in one go. Let’s see.

  5. ab says:

    When will noida sec 62 metro be completed. There is hardly any work being done on the line.

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  6. an says:

    What is the status and expected time of completion for noida 62 metro.

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    • TMRG says:

      I’m unaware of its exact status (span completion, station progress etc.). I do know that they’re prioritizing the City Centre – Sector 71 section to open as soon as possible so that it connects up with the Noida-Gr.Noida line’s opening by the end of the year.

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  7. Kashyap says:

    Any update on the Delhi RRTS corridor?

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  8. Aakash Yadav says:

    How much time DMRC will take to complete OHE work from Rajouri Garden to Mukundpur ramp ?????

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  9. Aakash Yadav says:

    Hiiiiii TMRG please tell me about the work status of Underground stations of pink line?????

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    • TMRG says:

      Minor civil work and interior finishing works are on at all stations. Will share images on Twitter whenever possible.

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  10. Ashu Jain says:

    DMRC Phase 3 Updates

    Pink Line | Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar | Opening – Majlis Park – Lajpat Nagar section is targeted to be completed by September 2017 & Lajpat Nagar- Shiv Vihar section by April-2018.

    Magenta Line | Janakpuri West – Kalindi Kunj | The entire line is targeted to be opened in 3 stages from May-2017 to September-2017.

    Violet Line | Central secretariat – Kashmere Gate | The line is targeted for completion in April 2017.

    Blue Line | Dwarka – Najafgarh | The line is targeted for completion by December 2017.

    Green Line | Mundka – Bahadurgarh | The line is targeted for completion in December 2017.

    Red Line | Dilshad Garden – Ghaziabad Bus Adda | Target is expected to be completed by 2016-17,

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    • Ashu Jain says:

      Heritage Line / Violet Line Extension Is Going To Open In May 2017 As Per Latest Updates Inquired From DMRC Sources.

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  11. Lakshay Mohan Gupta says:

    Excellent report as ever. I was looking at your old post having the map of Delhi Metro Phase 4. But the map doesn’t appear now. Is it possible for you to rectify that or provide some link to that map. This will be really appreciated, since the customized maps you draw with google my maps is the best thing ever to view these metro lines on a map.

    Thank you very much.

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  12. Pramod Kumar says:

    What’s the status of proposed line Noida West , towards Gaur Chowk, Knowledge Park?
    Any progress.

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  13. Aakash Yadav says:

    Hiiiiii TMRG tell me that when will 4th TBM on Gurudwara shaft retrieved on pink line ??????

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  14. Rohit says:

    TMRG please tell about completion target of Shiv Vihar metro station metro trials & greater Noida metro trials.

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    • TMRG says:

      Trial runs will only begin in 2018 – see my post above.
      Noida – Gr. Noida metro line’s trial runs depend on when the 1st train arrives – hopefully in July? Let’s see.

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