Delhi Metro crosses highest point at Dhaula Kuan

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Days before full-fledged trials begin on the upcoming Pink Line, a Delhi Metro train crossed the highest point on the network — at Dhaula Kuan at 23.6 metres, the transporter said on Wednesday.

“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) will cover a major part of the Ring Road with 10 interchange stations, including the Airport Express Line.

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“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.



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