Delhi Metro grey line: Dwarka-Najafgarh stretch inspection on Wednesday, services expected to begin soon


The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), Janak Kumar Garg will inspect the 4.2 km-long Dwarka-Najafgarh section of Delhi Metro (Grey Line) on September 25 (Wednesday).

Currently, trial runs are being conducted by the DMRC on 4.2 km-long Dwarka and Najafgarh stretch while its services are expected to begin soon.

Part of Delhi Metro’s Phase-3, the trials had begun in August.

The latest route of Delhi Metro (grey line) between Dwarka-Najafgarh will have three stations – Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh — out of which Dwarka and Nangli are elevated stations while Najafgarh is underground. 

The initial target to complete the line is by the end of this (September) month, however, this route is further being stretched by another 1.18 km till Dhansa Stand, which is expected to be completed by December 2020.

As the trial runs are being conducted, it is being ensured that the Metro train is not making interactions with any physical infringements (civil structure) and also to ensure that there are no physical blockages during the movement of the train on the track.

Meanwhile, the signaling trials are expected to begin in the days to come.

The new 4.2 km stretch between Dwarka and Najafgarh (Grey Line) will be linked to Blue-Line which connects Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City and Vaishali in Ghaziabad.

According to DMRC, it is estimated that around 2 lakh commuters will be benefitted from Delhi Metro’s Dwarka-Najafgarh line.

Now, expect fewer call drops on Delhi Metro’s Pink and Magenta lines


Commuters on Delhi Metro’s Pink Line (connecting Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar) or Magenta Line (connecting Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West) are expected to get relief from call drops, poor network and snapped internet inside trains and in stations.

Months after the two lines were thrown open for public, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has installed network boosters throughout the underground route of the Pink and the Magenta lines to ensure “uninterrupted” mobile phone services.

“We conducted successful trials throughout July and now even in the underground section of both the lines, mobile connectivity is available. We are installing mobile towers in the older lines so that the problem of call drops is solved,” said a senior DMRC official.

The 58-km Pink Line has 38 stations, of which 11 are underground, while the Magenta Line, which stretches across 38 kilometres between Noida and West Delhi, has 23 of its total 25 stations underground. Compared to the older corridors, the problem of poor mobile connectivity is particularly high on these two routes.

Officials said in the coming days, connectivity will get better.

“Services of major mobile service providers, which cater to a majority of consumers, are now available on the corridors. Work is also in progress to provide connectivity for all remaining service providers,” a DMRC spokesperson said.

In May this year, the DMRC had said that they are installing nearly 94 additional mobile towers across its network. The Metro said that the maximum number of these towers—in nearly 35 locations—will be installed on the Blue Line (Dwarka sector-21 to Vaishali and Noida Electronic City), especially between Noida Electronic City and Shadipur and Laxmi Nagar and Vaishali.

Towers will also be installed in about 18 locations on the Yellow Line (between Samaypur Badli and Huda City Centre), and 14 locations on the Violet Line (between Kashmere Gate and Ballabhgarh).