[Pics] CMRS Begins Inspection of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

This morning, Shailesh Kumar Pathak – the appointed Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety and his team of 5 other officials from the Indian Railways’ northern Circle started a 3-day final safety inspection of the 12.64 km Botanical Garden – Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro’s new 38.23 km Magenta Line (Line-8).

This visual inspection of the Magenta Line’s is the 6th time an inspection is being held for commissioning a portion of the 162.5 km Phase 3 project and includes its primarily elevated eastern section with 9 stations at Kalkaji Mandir, Okhla NSIC, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Kunj, Okhla Bird Sanctuary and Botanical Garden. While Kalkaji Mandir is underground, all other stations are elevated – see images of many stations getting ready here.

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

The CMRS today inspected the Kalkaji Mandir – Jasola Vihar section’s down-line tunnel, viaduct and 6 stations en-route. Here’s a detailed schedule –

Some images from Kalkaji Mandir Station –

Entrance to Kalkaji Mandir Station

More images will be added here as & when available, so do check back.

The CMRS’ team will include today’s observations in their final report which is expected to be submitted to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) by the end of this week. That report will include train operation suggestions, any necessary infrastructure corrections & completions prior to starting commercial operations, and whether an approval or conditional-approval has been granted or not.

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


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25 Responses to "[Pics] CMRS Begins Inspection of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line"

  1. Ravi Baroloiya says:

    Hard work of entire team paying off.

  2. Sahil says:

    TMRG, who was the construction contractor?

    • TMRG says:

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

  3. Thapa says:

    When will janakpuri-igi route get start.

  4. Nadeem says:

    Has the OHE been installed between kalkaji and IGI


    The natm tunnel portion between lotus temple &kalkaji mandir was by which contractor I can’t recall you had posted about it about 135/METRE length!

  6. SANDEEP says:

    Anand vihar railway crossing/viaduct is completed on pink line.

  7. Tarun says:

    Good work Folks , can not wait to see Noida Gurgaon metro line.

  8. Aakash Yadav says:

    When will Majlis Park to South campus section of Pink line open for public operations ?????

  9. Deepak Kapoor says:

    When will Majispark-South campus line would commission?

  10. james says:

    what will be the time duration to cover from Janka puri west to Hauz Kauz station.

  11. sandeep says:

    SIr ak metro line palam dwarka se gurgaon ke liye ready kardo

  12. Vikas sharma says:

    Hi, any tentative date, to start magenta line between kalkaji mandir to Botonical garden

  13. Dmrc sux says:

    Dimaagh ka dahi karke rakhdia hai dmrc walo ne. Sala ek kaam time pe ni hota Inka. Worst psu ever.
    August 2016 me trial run hua tha Dec 2016 me start karne ka socha tha in gadho ne. Fir March gaya fir may fir June fir September fir October. Finally November ka Aur ab 15th Nov tak bhi Inka start ni hopaya.
    Daily public sarita vihar kalindi kunj ke jam me fanske marri hai. But inko sharam nahi aake deti.

  14. Puneet Chawla says:

    When will the line start from kalka mandir to Botanical Garden??

  15. Monty says:

    When will Hauz khas to Kalkaji metro line start?

  16. Vinay says:

    Hi TMRG
    Is there any plan to rename upcoming “Dashrathpuri” station to “Mahavir Enclave” in magenta line?

  17. Adi says:

    What happened to the Amity School station that was supposed to be on Magenta line!


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