The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s contractors have started laying & installing tracks on the 2.75 km elevated section of the 4.3 km extension of the Blue Line to Najafgarh!
The elevated portion of this extension (project CC-50) was awarded to ITD Cementation India Ltd. in September 2013 and starts from the existing Dwarka station where a new station building is under construction, crosses over the Najafgarh Drain, and then runs on Chatrapati Shivaji Marg with a station at Nangli. Further westward, the line descends into the Sai Baba Mandir Shaft via a 595m ramp from where a TBM deployed by HCC (project CC-66) is currently tunneling towards the Najafgarh Metro station.
The DMRC has not indicated whether they’ll begin commercial operations to Nangli Metro station or wait until the tunneling works to the Najafgarh station are completed. If they choose to wait, then trains will start running only in 2018.
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