New Delhi, Aug 3: Delhi Metro train crossed the highest point on the network when full-fledged trials begin on the upcoming Pink Line at Dhaula Kuan at 23.6 metres, the transporter said.
“The Metro train crossed Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 metres (as high as a seven storey building) to reach South Campus from Mayapuri, covering a distance of 6.8 km. The full-fledged trials on this section will commence in a few days,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said.
“During this journey, various functional aspects of the new rolling stock (trains) were tested prior to the beginning of signalling trials,” it added.
The trial run between Shakurpur and Mayapuri had been going on for a month.
The Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) has 10 interchange stations and will cover a major part of the Ring Road including the Airport Express Line.
“The construction of this section was a major engineering challenge since the viaduct had to pass above the airport line viaduct as well as flyovers at the Dhaula Kuan intersection,” the DMRC said.