Trial Run On NCR Metro Link

A month from now, you will reach Connaught Place from Noida in 25 minutes, or even go all the way up to Dwarka in one hour flat. With the trial runs having started on the 13.1-km long Delhi Metro line to Noida Sector 32 on Saturday, Metro is finally reaching other NCR areas. By year-end, it will enter Gurgaon and reach the Ghaziabad border, followed by the Faridabad border in September 2010. For the trials, the trains were made to run between Yamuna Bank and New Ashok Nagar Metro stations from 10 am to 2 pm at a speed of 15 kmph. For 10 days, this exercise will end at New Ashok Nagar station, after which the entire track up to Noida City Center will be checked. The line is scheduled to be opened by August-end,’’ said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson. The trial runs will test the section for signalling, tracks, telecommunication, interfacing of train working with different systems and overhead electrical (OHE) supply. These will continue for the next one month for a duration of about 10 hours daily. During the day, the focus will be on checking the performance of the train and its coordination with other systems while signalling checks will be carried out at night. Construction of the entire line has been completed and work on 10 stations falling on the line is now being carried out. The OHE supply hasbeen energised till the Noida Sector 15 station. The new section is an extension of the existing Line 3 (Yamuna Bank-Dwarka Sector 9), which will now become the longest operational line of Delhi Metro with 42 stations spanning across 47.2 km. On this extension, four stations are located in Delhi and six after the Delhi border in Noida. The line is fully elevated and the frequency of train operations will be the same as that of Line 3. All the stations between Yamuna Bank and New Ashok Nagar have parking facilities. But in Noida, you have parking only at Botanical Garden and Noida City Centre stations.

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