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Delhi Metro train crosses new 'highest point' between upcoming Mayapuri, South Campus stations

The 59-km-long Pink Line, which will connect Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, has come up along the arterial Ring Road of the city.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 04, 2017 11:37 IST ]
Delhi Metro Pink Line - Representational Pic

Delhi Metro trains will chug along at a height of 23.6 metres -- as high as a seven-storey building -- at a point between the upcoming Mayapuri and South Campus metro stations.  

"The Delhi Metro took a big step towards achieving that feat today when a train was taken across the point for the first time, as part of its preparations towards commencement of trial runs on this section, which is a part of the upcoming Pink Line," a DMRC official said. 

The new section crosses over the existing alignment of the Airport Express line at Dhaula Kuan, as well as a few flyovers. 

The 59-km-long Pink Line, which will connect Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, has come up along the arterial Ring Road of the city. 

"The train crossed Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 metres to reach South Campus from Mayapuri covering a distance of 6.8 km. The full fledged trials on this section will commence in a few days," the official said. 

During the journey, various functional aspects of the new-generation coaches of the trains were tested prior to the beginning of signalling trials, he said. 

Trial runs on a 6.5-km stretch between Shakurpur and Mayapuri are already in progress on the Pink Line since last month.

 

 

 

 

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