CMRS Inspects Delhi Metro’s Dhansa Bus Stand Extension

On Wednesday, Delhi Metro Grey Line’s new 1.218 km Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand extension was inspected by the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) from the Indian Railways’ Northern Circle.

The CMRS’ team visually inspected its underground twin tunnels, tracks, tunnel ventilation system, and all features of Dhansa Bus Stand Station such as its PA system, signage, escalators, elevators, safety features, drinking water facilities, station access and control room.

This small underground section of the Phase 3 project’s Package CC-126 was originally awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. – SUCG Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd (STEC – SUCG IN JV) in October 2017, and tunneling breakthroughs were recorded using one tunnel boring machine (TBM) in January and October 2019.

In October 2020, Paras Railtech was onboarded by the DMRC to complete a 289.65 meter cut and cover tunnel that had collapsed due to heavy rainfall and ingress of water.

Grey Line’s Dhansa Bus Stand – Najafgarh section – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 info & route map

The 18 meter deep Dhansa Bus Stand Station will be Delhi Metro and India’s first underground metro station to have an entire underground floor dedicated for parking vehicles – 110 cars and 185 two wheelers. Its design looks like this:

  • Basement Level 1: Parking
  • Basement Level 2: Concourse
  • Basement Level 3: Platform

Here are some snaps shot over the past month when finishing works and system inspections were underway by DMRC and its contractors. I’ll add shots of the CMRS’ inspection when available.

Photo Copyright: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Photo Copyright: Ambar Saxena
Photo Copyright: Ambar Saxena
Photo Copyright: Ambar Saxena
Photo Copyright: Dhruv Jhanji

DMRC is hoping to start operations to Dhansa Bus Stand Station later this month. That of course depends on a couple of variables such as completion of pending work, remediation of items identified by CMRS, and availability of local ministers for its inauguration event.

When that happens, Delhi’s shortest line will become 5.5 km long with 4 stations at Dwarka, Nangli, Najafgarh and Dhansa Bus Stand, and the core network will become roughly 348 km large.

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16 Responses to "CMRS Inspects Delhi Metro’s Dhansa Bus Stand Extension"

  1. Kanishka says:

    so, this 1.2km section & ‘pink line missing link’ are expected to be commissioned this month..


  2. Abhishek says:

    Bro.. its Nangli, not Nangloi. Error in the map too.

  3. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Thank god finally completed!

  4. U says:

    After this only Pink Line Mayur Vihar-Trilokpuri Section and Airport Line’s Dwarka Sector 21-Dwarka ECC Centre is left.
    Then entire phase 3 will be completed

    • Aditya says:

      There was also a small section planned from samaypur badli to sirsapur as part of phase 3 only. Dont know what happened to it.

  5. Pratham says:

    Hey TMRG, any news on Bangalore Metro Kengeri extension’s CMRS inspection? Are they coming to inspect this month?

  6. Er.P. Gupta says:

    Pink Line’s Mayur Vihar-Trilokpuri missing link was supposed to be commissioned by June End so what is the Current Status ?

  7. Gagan sharma says:

    what is the future extension after dhansa bus stand in najafgarh?? And is there any future planning of connecting nangloi to najafgarh directly??

    • TMRG says:

      I don’t see Grey Line getting extended for the next 10 years unless DDA develops that south-west corner of Delhi towards Badli and Jhajjar.

      Haven’t see any plans on establishing a Nangloi-Najafgarh connection. Again – don’t see this being developed for the next 10 years.


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