CMRS Inspects Delhi Metro’s Badli Depot on Yellow Line

On May 28, Janak Kumar Garg – the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) from the Ministry of Civil Aviation inspected Delhi Metro’s new Badli Train Maintenance Depot in north Delhi’s Siraspur neighborhood.

After Khyber Pass and Sultanpur, Badli Depot is the third depot for stabling and maintaining trains on the Delhi Metro’s 48.8 km Yellow Line (Line-2) that connects Samaypur Badli with HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon.

During the visit, the CMRS’ team inspected the depot’s infrastructure, train maintenance facilities, power supply, signalling and track-work. Besides Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials, representatives from each of the main contractors – Larsen & Toubro (power supply), Alstom (signalling) and Rahee Infratech (track-work) were also present.

Here are two images shared by follower KPS –

Banner outside Badli Depot – Photo Copyright: KPS
Integrated administrative building – Photo Copyright: KPS

Badli Depot was constructed on a 22 hectare land parcel by JRC Grid Engineers with a contract valued at Rs. 92.80 crore as part of the Phase 3 project’s package CC-93 . Although it was approved for construction in 2013, construction for it started only in 2016 due to a deadlock with local farmers over the acquisition of their farm land.

The depot includes 18 stabling lines, an inspection bay, workshop bay, repair section and a 870m test track among other smaller ancillary infrastructure.

Here are a couple images shot in December 2019 when the DMRC’s MD visited to inspect the depot –

First Bombardier train to enter the depot in December – Photo Copyright: KPS
Photo Copyright: KPS

At this time, DMRC hasn’t announced their game plan on how many trains they plan to stable here.

Fun fact – the depot has a 140m 2-lane underpass running right underneath it for local traffic between Rohini Sector-18 and Siraspur. I tweeted some images in May –

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2 Responses to "CMRS Inspects Delhi Metro’s Badli Depot on Yellow Line"

  1. Vikas says:

    Can this depot hold private trains which railways is planning to start? After all Yellow line is broad gauge and so are railway lines on this route.

    • TMRG says:

      Tracks can allow (need further infra to allow movement to/from), but will DMRC agree? Typically they like to stay away from IR and everything it does.


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