In order to manage space crunch, the Delhi Metro has built an elevated stabling yard at Jasola Vihar-Shaheen Bagh station, which is a part of the upcoming Magenta Line. The 1.3-km long stabling yard will be able to accommodate 27 trains and is the first-of-its-kind elevated stabling yard in India, claimed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). A portion of the Magenta Line is expected to be thrown open by the end of month-early next month.
“The depot for the Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor is located at Kalindi Kunj, and 22.5 hectares of land was requisitioned for the construction of the depot, of which only 50 per cent could become available due to certain land acquisition issues. This is why the decision to construct elevated decks in Jasola Vihar to stable the trains was taken,” said Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communication, DMRC.
He added, “Before this, trains have always been stabled at depots”. The DMRC is also going to install solar power panels on top of the stabling yard. The Unattended Train Operations-enabled trains will debut on this line, along with the new signalling system called Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC). Platform screen doors have also been installed at the station and will be a consistent feature on the Magenta Line. Read More…
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