DMRC i.e. the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has begun trial run on the Dwarka-Najafgarh route and this corridor is planned to be operational from September 2019 for the commuters.
The officials said that the trial run has commenced on the 4.2-km-long Dwarka-Najafgarh that was started by DMRC on July 16, 2019. The official was quoted saying, trial runs have been started on the 4.295-km Dwarka-Najafgarh Metro corridor. The line is targeted for completion by September 2019.
The Dwarka and Nangli metro stations are elevated whereas the Najafgarh metro station is built underground. The DMRC has said that this route is planned to be extended by 1.18 kms upto Dhansa Stand and the work on the same will be completed by December 2020.
DMRC was quoted saying, 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. Signalling trials are expected to begin in the days to come.
At present, DMRC is operational over 343 kms as various routes connect the national capital city Delhi with the neighbouring NCR cities like Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. On an average, nearly 28 lakh commuters travel through 7-8 lines such as the Yellow, Red, Blue, Pink, Magenta, Violet and Orange.
The Blue line is the longest route that connects Dwarka Sector 21 to two destinations that are Vaishali in Ghaziabad and Electronic City in Noida. Both these destinations fall in Uttar Pradesh and the Yamuna Bank is an interchanging station on this line for the commuters who wish to travel on any of these two routes.