[Pics] Day-2: CMRS’ Inspection of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

Day-2 of the 3-day final safety inspections on the 12.64 km Botanical Garden – Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro’s new 38.23 km Magenta Line (Line-8) just came to a wrap a few hours ago.

Shailesh Kumar Pathak – the appointed Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and his team of 5 other officials from the Indian Railways’ northern Circle today inspected the Jasola Vihar – Botanical Garden station’s down-line track, 3 stations at Kalindi Kunj, Bird Sanctuary & Botanical Garden, and then took a ride back on the up-line track to review the line’s major curves and parapet clearances.

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

Here’s the day’s agenda with inspections commencing from where they left off on Day-1 –

Here are a few images of an escalator being inspected at Botanical Garden Station in Noida. Everything, and I mean everything inside the station, from the PA system to signage to safety features to drinking water facilities to station access and its control room were checked for their operational readiness –

Photo Copyright: Rajesh Chauhan

Photo Copyright: Rajesh Chauhan

Photo Copyright: Rajesh Chauhan

Demonstration of the automatic fare collection (AFC) gates –

Photo Copyright: Vishwa Tyagi

Some general images from inside Botanical Garden Station –

Photo Copyright: Ajay Singhm

Photo Copyright: Ajay Singhm

Photo Copyright: Ajay Singhm

As mentioned yesterday, 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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7 Responses to "[Pics] Day-2: CMRS’ Inspection of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line"

  1. Amit says:

    I desperately want this line to start

  2. Arnab says:

    TMRG, any news as to when the connection between Kalkaji Station and Hauz Khas on Magenta will be accomplished? As I understand after the Botanical Garden- Kalkaji stretch, the Janakpuri W- IGI stretch will be inaugurated. Will they connect Kalkaji with IGI at one go or will they do it in say two segments? And by when? What do you feel?

  3. V M says:

    Excellent that all the inspection points are clearly mentioned and its being done in full public view. Only negative point is that inaugeration is delayed to accommodate availability of some self important bigwig.
    They should start getting the workers to start inaugrating these stretches.

  4. Abhishek singh says:

    When it is going to start?how much time does it take after safety inspection

  5. Anand Raichur says:

    Must appreciate the efforts and hard work by safety head shri.devender gill sir..


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