New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Friday conducted trial runs of trains on the upcoming Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor, also known as Magenta Line.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) conducted trial runs on a 13.5 km stretch between Kalindi Kunj Depot and Botanical Garden, Noida. Earlier in August, trial runs were held on the Kalkaji Mandir-Kalindi Kunj stretch on the same corridor.
Trials also will be held of new UTO (Unattended Train Operations)-enabled trains which will be test run on these tracks to check their performance and mechanism. These driverless trains will increase the frequency of trains to every 90 seconds.
The Magenta Line will have 23 stations — 15 underground and eight elevated — across its 34.273 km length.
The stretch where the trials were done — Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir — consists of nine stations — Botanical Garden, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Kalindi Kunj, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh, Okhla Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla NSIC and Kalkaji Mandir.
Botanical Garden station in Noida will be the first interchange station in NCR (National Capital Region) and will allow passengers to connect with Blue Line (Noida City Centre-Dwarka).
Delhi Metro is gradually progressing towards the completion of civil work on all its corridors. Trial runs were commenced on the ITO-Kashmere Gate section of Delhi Metro’s Purple Line in August this year.