Delhi Metro begins trial runs on Badarpur-Faridabad corridor
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today commenced trial runs of trains on the Badarpur – Faridabad section of its Phase 3 project.
The first trial train on this section today travelled from the Badarpur station to Old Faridabad Metro station of the new corridor, in the presence of DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh and other senior officials.
The construction work for this elevated stretch, which is 13.875 km long, is almost complete and is expected to be opened for commuter operations after successful trials and mandatory approvals.
"This section will be extremely helpful for residents of Faridabad who travel everyday to the national capital for work or other engagements and vice versa," a press release from DMRC said.
During the trial runs, the interaction of the Metro train with physical infringements (civil structure) will be checked to ensure that there is no physical blockage during the movement of the train on the track. The entire signaling system will also undergo rigorous testing.
In addition, the response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during the trials. The behaviour of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly during all the trials, the release said.
There are nine stations on the elevated corridor: Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk, Escorts
The depot for this section has been constructed near Sector 20 A in Faridabad and will be called Ajronda Depot.
Two more stations, NCB colony and Ballabhgarh, will be added in this line by 2017, increasing its length by 3.2 kms.
As many as 37 lifts and 45 escalators have been installed at the nine stations. The lifts will be operated by the environment friendly regenerative braking technology. Regenerative braking is a method in which the kinetic energy of an elevator or lift is converted into electrical energy and regenerated back into the power supply line.