The trial run between the Janakpuri West and IGI Airport (domestic) metro stations on the upcoming Magenta Line started on Wednesday, days after coaches were lowered directly on its tracks.
With this, the total length of the section under trial on this corridor, which is a part of metro’s Phase III project, has gone up to 23.5 kilometre.
Trials are underway on a 13.5-km-long section between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir of the corridor (Line 8) since October. The corridor, measuring around 37 km, will connect Botanical Garden in Noida to Janakpuri West.
“Trials are now in progress on both the ends of the Magenta corridor. Track laying is nearing completion in the remaining underground section between Terminal 1 IGI Airport and Kalkaji Mandir and trials will be started on this section also in the coming months,” a DMRC spokesperson said.
Metro’s new UTO (Unattended Train Operations) enabled trains will operate on this corridor and they will now undergo trials between these stations to ensure smooth operations after the commissioning of the corridor.
The new signalling technology to be implemented on this corridor and Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) will also undergo rigorous testing during the trials.