[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Kalkaji Mandir Station – July 2017

Here’s a picture-post with recent images of Delhi Metro’s underground Kalkaji Mandir Station on the upcoming 38.23 km Magenta Line. When it opens up in the coming months, users will be able to switch over to the Violet Line’s existing elevated station via a 250 meter long dedicated walkway.

Civil construction of this station was awarded to the Pratibha-FEMC JV on November 1 2012 as part of the 162 km Phase 3 project’s CC-23 package from here to Hauz Khas. Tunnels north of it, close to the Bahá’í Lotus Temple, were constructed using the New Austrian Tunneling method (NATM) while the ones south were constructed using the cut and cover method (within the Nehru Place Bus Terminal) and two EPB TBMs which were used to cross the Outer Ring Road towards the Nehru Enclave Station.

Trial runs on the Magenta Line commenced in June 2016 between the Kalindi Kunj Depot and Okhla Vihar Station, and were extended westward to Kalkaji Mandir shortly after in August. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation was originally targeting to open this section up in December 2016, but has since then moved its publicly facing deadline every other month. They now plan to launch the 12 km Botanical Garden – Kalkaji section in October and the rest of the line by December 2017, but it remains to be seen if that’ll be accomplished.

Magenta Line’s map (elevated section) – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & info

The 1st image below was shot in April and the rest were shot in July –

Aerial view of Lotus Temple with the Kalkaji Mandir Station – Photo Copyright: Surinder Sharma

Mural depicting the nearby Lotus Temple (Bahá’í House of Worship)

Apeksha Mathur – the artist behind the mural – Photo Copyright: Apeksha Mathur

Mural depicting Kalkaji Mandir

Walkway leading to the Violet Line

Tunnel leading to Nehru Enclave Station

Concourse level

In addition, here’s a tweet from June which shows the completed platform level which has platform screen doors –

As I’ve highlighted in tweets & comments, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is currently conducting signalling tests on this section and hasn’t yet applied for an independent safety assessment (ISA) or the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS)’ safety approval for starting commercial operations. Whenever they submit their application and the inspection dates are announced, I’ll post it via my Twitter handle.

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


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13 Responses to "[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Kalkaji Mandir Station – July 2017"

  1. divjot says:

    At last, they are ready to launch the line. Better late than never.Did trials start on IGI to kalkaji? It has been a lot of time since tunneling got completed.

  2. Aakash Yadav says:

    What about the trial run schedule between NSP and Majlis park section of pink line ?????

  3. Amol says:

    By what date once can travel from Gurgaon to Noida using this line ?

  4. RAKESH SHARMA says:


  5. Udayan Shukla says:

    Congratulation to Ayesa team and specially to Anil Balani and Pranav Gupta for making this station reality.

  6. Udayan Shukla says:

    Congratulation to Ayesa team and specially to Anil Balani and Pranav Gupta for making this station reality.

  7. Samra says:

    Wats the status of Igi domestic – kalkaji section on magenta line.

  8. Baljeet singh says:

    When does the line between azadpur and kalkaji mandir starting

  9. Aakash Yadav says:

    What’s​ the schedule for trial runs on Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor of DMRC ??????


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