This morning, Shailesh Kumar Pathak – the appointed Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and his team of 5 other officials from the Indian Railways’ Northern Circle started a 3-day final safety inspection of the 20.6 km Majlis Park – Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section of Delhi Metro’s new 58.59 km Pink Line (Line-7).
This visual inspection of the Pink Line’s is the 7th time an inspection is being held for commissioning a portion of the 162 km Phase 3 project and includes the inspection of 12 stations (8 elevated and 4 underground) at Majlis Park, Azadpur (interchange with Yellow Line), Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place (interchange with Red Line), Shakurpur, Punjabi Bagh West, ESI Hospital, Rajouri Garden (interchange with Blue Line), Mayapuri, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Cantonment and South Campus –
The CMRS today inspected the primarily elevated South Campus – Punjabi Bagh section’s up-line track and 7 stations en-route. Here’s a detailed schedule –
Some images shot at South Campus Station –
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.
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