At a point between the upcoming Mayapuri and South Campus metro stations, trains will chug along at a height of 23.6 metres – as high as a seven-storey building. “The Delhi Metro took a big step towards achieving that feat today when a train was taken across the point for the first time, as part of its preparations towards commencement of trial runs on this section, which is a part of the upcoming Pink Line,” a DMRC official said. The new section crosses over the existing alignment of the Airport Express line at Dhaula Kuan, as well as a few flyovers. The 59-km-long Pink Line, which will connect Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, has come up along the arterial Ring Road of the city.
“The train crossed Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 metres 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 official said. During the journey, various functional aspects of the new-generation coaches of the trains were tested prior to the beginning of signalling trials, he said. Trial runs on a 6.5-km stretch between Shakurpur and Mayapuri are already in progress on the Pink Line since last month.