A couple hours ago, the final 2-day safety inspections of the Delhi Metro’s 5.17 km ITO – Kashmere Gate section of the Violet Line came to an end. The line was inspected by a team led by S.K. Pathak – the designated Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) from the Indian Railways Northern Circle who’s expected to give his approval within the next couple of days.
During the 2-day inspection, the CMRS visually inspected the line’s tunnels, tracks and all facets of the stations such as its PA system, signage, safety features, drinking water facilities, station access and control room. The inspection ended with the CMRS taking a ride on a train through the line’s tunnels along with DMRC’s management and engineers.
This section will add 3 new stations to the network at Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid & Lal Qila as well as a new station box at Kashmere Gate to form a 3-line interchange, India’s first, with the Yellow and Red lines:
Once inaugurated, the Violet Line, connecting Kashmere Gate with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad, will become 43.4 km long and the Delhi Metro’s network will expand to 218 km. A DMRC spokesperson recently mentioned that the line could open this week itself, so stay tuned for a follow-up post on its launch announcement!
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