Trial Runs Begin on Delhi Metro Pink Line’s IP Extn – Maujpur Section

On February 7, engineers from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation began trial runs (testing) on a 10.47 km elevated section of the 58.596 km Pink Line (Line-7) between I.P. Extension and Maujpur stations in East Delhi.

DMRC’s engineers manually ran a 3.2 m wide Hyundai Rotem train at a speed of 5 kmph out of the Vinod Nagar Depot and primarily observed its interaction with the civil structure to ensure there are no physical obstructions along the way. In the coming days, various subsystems like the new signalling solution provided by Bombardier Transportation (CITYFLO 650) will be tested rigorously and the train’s response to being operated at different speeds and braking will be monitored along with the behavior of the track system and Over Head Electrification (OHE) system.

This elevated section of the 162 km Phase 3 project was built by ITD-ITD Cem (CC-26R) and JMC-CHEC (CC-12), and consists of  9 stations – 3 of which become interchanges when this stretch opens. This includes I.P. Extension, Anand Vihar, Karkardooma, Karkardooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur Station –

Eastern section of Delhi’s Pink Line – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & info

Note that the Maujpur Station has been built with 4 platforms – all for the Pink Line, with 2 of them catering to the future 12.54 km Maujpur – Mukundpur stretch of the line which’ll built in the Phase 4 project.

DMRC’s press release lists out the 10 curves on the line and their radius of curvature –

Besides that, this section includes two steel spans over Red Line (at Welcome) and over the Northern Railways’ track between Welcome & Shahdara. The section over the railways’ track at Anand Vihar was built using the cantilever construction method with a total length of 255m.

DMRC’s MD flagging off a Hyundai Rotem train – Photo Copyright: DMRC

More images will be added here when available.

With this development, the start of testing is now pending between Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus – IP Extn (approx 22.75 km) and Maujpur – Shiv Vihar (approx 3.9 km) sections. Trains have been spotted entering and exiting Moti Bagh Station, but I haven’t seen or read reports of them going beyond.

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

– TMRG

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8 Responses to "Trial Runs Begin on Delhi Metro Pink Line’s IP Extn – Maujpur Section"

  1. Kanishka says:

    Hi,

    Any news about the trails between Airport T1 and Kalakji of the magenta line?

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    • TMRG says:

      Still ongoing. DMRC will release a press statement when they’re complete. From what I know, the new plan is to open the entire Kalkaji – Janakpuri section in one go.

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  2. Kanishka says:

    okay, you mean to say that the trails between T1 & Kalkaji have already started? When? haven’t read anything on that..

    Good that the section will be opened in one go…by when? what do you reckon?

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    • Adi says:

      Same question from my side TMRG? When did trials started on the T1 and Kalkaji? And what is the status of construction work at stations.

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  3. Siddhant Kumar says:

    How much time the trials on this section will take place.

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  4. Samra says:

    I also realise that trials between janakpuri-igid section are not ON as there is no news in media or somewhere else about the same.

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  5. Samra says:

    I also realise that trials between igid-kalkaji section are not ON as there is no news in media or somewhere else about the same.

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  6. Sky says:

    http://www.europakorridoren.se/spargeometri.pdf
    Track geometry states 6000 meters radius for HSR 350 km curves in Germany..

    Reply

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