New Delhi: Racing against time to open the
Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor before the Commonwealth
Games, the Delhi Metro today extended trial runs on the route
till Sarita Vihar following energization of the Over-Head
Electrification (0HE) in the section.
The 21-km Standard Gauge line is scheduled to be opened
to public by the end of this month and is crucial for the
Games as it provides connectivity to Jawaharlal Nehru
Stadium, the main venue of the Games.
With this, the trial runs have been extended to Jasola
and Sarita Vihar metro stations and also to Sarita Vihar Depot
covering a total of 15km, DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
The whole stretch, on which the trial is being conducted
at present, covers 13 metro stations.
Earlier, the trial run was extended from Lajpat Nagar to
Okhla on September 16.
During the trial runs, the interaction of the metro train
with physical infringements (civil structure) will be checked
to ensure there is no physical blockage during the movement of
the train on the track.
The entire signalling system will also undergo rigorous
testing, Dayal said.
Subsequently, the response of the train at different
speed, braking of the train and the interconnection with the
Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during
The behaviour of the track system and the Over Head
Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly during all
the trials, the spokesperson said.