CMRS to Inspect Delhi Metro’s Green Line to Bahadurgarh on May 30

The final round of safety inspections on the new 11.182 km elevated extension of Delhi Metro’s 18.46 km Green Line (Line-5) between Mundka in Delhi and City Park in Bahadurgarh (Haryana) will be held on May 30 by Shailesh Kumar Pathak – the appointed Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) from the Indian Railways’ Northern Circle.

This date was conveyed in a letter sent on Monday afternoon (May 21) by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, to the Managing Director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation –

The inspection’s agenda will be added here when known.

This will be the 9th time an inspection is held for commissioning any section of the 162.5 km Phase 3 project. In the upcoming inspection, the CMRS and his team will visually inspect the line’s elevated viaduct, tracks and all facets of the stations such as its PA system, signage, safety features, drinking water facilities, station access and control room.

Testing on this section initially began between Tikri Kalan and City Park stations (a distance of roughly 6.5 km) in December 2017 and full length testing commenced in February 2018. The line follows NH-10 towards Rohtak and its structure is fairly straight without any major twists or turns.  This new extension has a total of 7 stations of which four are in Delhi—Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan and Tikri Border, and three are in Haryana – Modern Industrial Estate (MIE) , Bus Stand and City Park.

Bahadurgarh extension of Delhi’s Green Line – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & info

Due to land acquisition issues, the new Bahadurgarh Depot (west of MIE Station) still remains unconnected to the main-line. As such, the DMRC with their limited number of 6-coach trains at the existing Mundka Depot plans to run services with an extremely high headway of 20-25 minutes on this stretch. Here’s what the MD said in a recent interview to the TOI –

We will open the line very soon, but full services will not be available. We will have truncated services because we can’t hold the number of trains in the existing depot. Till such time we have connectivity to the depot, we will run truncated service. But since connectivity with the depot is not there, we will have fewer trains available. We might run them at an interval of 20 or 25 minutes, which is actually no service by metro’s standards.

After its inauguration, about 98.52 of Phase 3’s 162.5 km routes will be operational and the entire network will become about 289 km long with 206 stations. The Green Line will become 29.64 km long and make Bahadurgarh the 3rd town in Haryana to have metro connectivity after Gurgaon and Faridabad.

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

– TMRG

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13 Responses to "CMRS to Inspect Delhi Metro’s Green Line to Bahadurgarh on May 30"

  1. Akhil says:

    Not bad. Which one will be next to open? Red line??

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    • Vishwas Malik says:

      Next line which will be operational will be pink line from bikaji Cama place to Lajpat nagar i.e. ext. of majlis park to south campus.

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  2. Anony says:

    This news came out of nowhere..

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  3. Aditya says:

    Do you think that opening this stretch without the access of depot would be feasible. I mean train frequency of 20-25 min is too high. Even DTC buses have better frequency than that. People already think that services on green line is slow. With this, it will become more slow and people might stop using this line. Even after some time the services improve or say the depot is opened, it will be hard to convince people of the same. They could have build a stabling yard for parking of trains just like they did it at jasola in magenta line. BTW, what is the status of land acquisition for connecting the depot to the main line??

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  4. Nitin Pal says:

    You know you are a big deal when The Hindu qoutes as one of their sources

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  5. Mridul yadav says:

    When is this line extension going to be opened for public??? Has the inspection been completed???

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  6. Sameer says:

    Cmrs gives green signal

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  7. Abhi says:

    DMRC is on a roll in the coming months
    1. June – Opening of Bahadurgarh section
    2. July – Opening of South Campus – Lajpat Nagar Section / Trial start on Ballabhgarh section
    3. August – Opening of Shiv Vihar – Tirlokpuri Section / Full Trial start on Noida-Greater Noida metro.
    4. September – Opening of Lajpat Nagar – Mayur Vihar section / Trial start on NCC-Noida Electronic City Metro

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    • Abhay Goyal says:

      Opening of South Campus to Lajpat Nagar section is highly unlikely by July as work is still not complete at South Extension. Looks like INA , Lajpat Nagar is complete. Bikaji Cama Place is also pending .. Moti Bagh is complete allthough. . These work are expected to be complete in another 1 to 2 months and then it will undergo a cmrs inspection in another 1 month. So, I am expecting line to open by Oct first week only.

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  8. Sameer says:

    Green line opening date?

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  9. Priya says:

    24 June section opening date according to some news paper

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  10. St says:

    Is everything ok? Even when you are away, there usually are updates on major events like line opening and CMRS inspections. But not this time.. Getting worried..

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