DMRC Extends Magenta Line Trial Runs to Botanical Garden Station

With electrification complete, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation yesterday evening extended trial runs on its upcoming 38.235 km Magenta Line by a further 3.9 km east to the Botanical Garden station in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. With this, the entire 12 km elevated portion of the line, from Kalkaji Mandir to Botanical Garden, is now being tested to ensure smooth operations prior to its launch in 2017.

The DMRC first started trials on this line between Kalindi Kunj & Okhla Vihar in June 2016, and then extended them to the Kalkaji Mandir station in August. During the trial runs, the DMRC and its contractors will extensively test its new Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system, Over Head Electrification system, Platform Screen Doors, various other sub-systems and the trains’ interaction with the viaduct.

Kalindi Kunj – Botanical Garden section – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & information

The elevated section (see DMRC’s map) being tested includes 9 stations at Kalkaji Mandir (interchange with Violet Line), Okhla Phase III (AKA Okhla NSIC), Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar-Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Kunj, Bird Sanctuary and Botanical Garden (interchange with Blue Line).

The section was built by multiple contractors. List:

• Package CC-23 – Kalkaji Mandir – Lotus Temple Ramp: Pratibha Industries
• Package CC-15 – Lotus Temple Ramp – Yamuna Bridge:  Afcons Infrastructure
• Package CC-08 – Yamuna Bridge: SP Singla Constructions
• Package CC-82 – Yamuna Bridge – Botanical Garden: SP Singla Constructions

Images shot at Botanical Garden on Thursday evening:


Photo Copyright: Vinod Sharma


Photo Copyright: Vinod Sharma

More images will be added here when available. In the meanwhile, here are some recently shot aerial images of this section I shared via my Twitter handle:

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


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22 Responses to "DMRC Extends Magenta Line Trial Runs to Botanical Garden Station"

  1. Vipul says:

    Great news..but no sign of PSDs at BG station

    • TMRG says:

      Yea, there’s quite some interior finishing, architectural detailing, PSD & AFC work left at all stations.

      • Bhanu Hariprasad says:

        Major civil work at Okhla Phase III station is also pending. Most of the station still has scaffolding and roof works are in progress. This station is the weakest link in the chain right now.

  2. Aditya Benwal says:

    Great images…waiting for this line to open.

  3. Siddhant Kumar says:

    Recently dmrc published on newspaper that pink and magenta lines will open in parts by 2017. Pink line’s last section mayur vihar pocket 1 to shiv vihar will open in September 2017. Will the partly demolished building near hasanpur village near i.p extension will be demolished. Because without the line could not be opened as it connects the vinod nagar depot.

  4. Nakul Kohli says:

    I just broke out into a dance. NFC will feel a lot closer after this 😀

  5. Abc says:

    What is status of last pending shaft on dis route and when can we expect full strech trial.

    • TMRG says:

      You mean the last tunnel? 775/905 rings have been built. Another 180 or so meters to go. I expect proper trials on both tunnels to begin in Q3/Q4 2017.

    • TMRG says:

      They are going to ‘push’ a train through the tunnels – either using the train’s battery (reserve power) or via a locomotive. There’s a chance that R4 (National College – Yelachenahalli) will open before the UG tunnels and not along with it. This would be similar to R2 (Magadi Road-Mysore Road) opening 6 months before the Purple Line’s UG tunnels opened. Let’s see what their game plan is because conducting trials while work is underway inside the tunnels wouldn’t be optimal.

  6. Abc says:

    Dmrc has recently updated 3rd phase progress.Pls check and also put ur monthly update for the same.

  7. Samra says:

    Pls . Update about kalkaji to janakpuri section of magenta line asap bro.

  8. Samra says:

    Thanks bro for info ?

  9. Siddhant Kumar says:

    When will phase 3 become fully operational.

  10. kuldeep k says:

    ok so i have noticed,lift system work is 60-70% done,stair case is done too,platform doors are now being installed on botanical garden station,any pics or updates for kalkaji okhla stations work?
    botaincall garden station would be completed by mid February with the pace

  11. Bhawna says:

    waiting for the BG to Hauz khan connectivity.
    any update when it will start??


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