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Trial on Lajpat-Motibagh stretch of Pink Line begins

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Published : Apr 25, 2018, 5:17 am IST
Updated : Apr 25, 2018, 5:17 am IST

A 21.56-km-long segment of the same line — from Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus — was opened for the public last month.

Officials flag off a Metro train during the trail run of Metro’s Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the Pink Line in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo:PTI)
 Officials flag off a Metro train during the trail run of Metro’s Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the Pink Line in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Tuesday began a trial run on the Lajpat Nagar-Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh section of the 59-km long Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor).

The 8.1 km stretch has six stations — Sir Vishweshwaraih Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension, and Lajpat Nagar — including two interchange stations at INA and Lajpat Nagar where the train will intersect the Yellow and Violet lines respectively.

A 21.56-km-long segment of the same line — from Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus — was opened for the public last month.

“During these test runs, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with the civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track. In addition, tests of various subsystems of coaches will also be performed,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

This stretch, which will be a continuation of the presently operational Majlis Park-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section, will be a major boon for the shoppers of the city as four major markets of the national capital, namely Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension, and Lajpat Nagar, will get dedicated Metro stations.

Out of the six stations on the stretch, only Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh station is elevated while rest of the five stations are underground.

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