Badarpur-Faridabad metro corridor begin trail run

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has today commenced trial runs of the Metro trains on the Badarpur – Faridabad section of Phase 3.trail run

The first trial train on this section today traveled from the Badarpur station to Old Faridabad Metro station of the new corridor, in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr Mangu Singh and other senior officials.

The construction work for this elevated stretch, which is 13.875 km long is almost complete and is expected to be opened for commuter operations after successful trials and mandatory approvals.

This section will be extremely helpful for residents of Faridabad who travel every day to the national capital for work or other engagements and vice versa.

During the trial runs, the interaction of the Metro train with physical infringements (civil structure) will be checked to ensure that there is no physical blockage during the movement of the train on the track. The entire signaling system will also undergo rigorous testing.

In addition, the response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during the trials. The behavior of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly during all the trials.

Corridor Highlights:

 Route Length : 13.875 Km

 Completely elevated corridor

 Number of Stations : 9

 Names of stations: Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk, Escorts Mujesar.

  • The Depot for this section has been constructed near Sector 20 A in Faridabad and will be called Ajronda Depot.
  • Two more stations NCB colony and Ballabhgarh will also be added in this line by 2017. The length of the line will be increased by 3.2 kms
  • 37 lifts and 45 escalators have been installed at the nine stations. The lifts will be operated by the environment friendly regenerative braking technology. Regenerative braking is a method in which the kinetic energy of an elevator or lift is converted into electrical energy and regenerated back into the power supply line. By this method we can regenerate energy around 15-21 percent, which leads

to significant reduction in energy consumption. Provision of auto instructions over escalators has also been made for passenger safety.

  • To further improve the reliability of the Over Head Electrification (OHE) systems which provide power to the trains, a host of new measures have been taken. Considering the high pollution levels in Delhi and NCR region light weight Aluminum Cantilevers have been used on the OHE. This will improve the reliability of the 25 KV systems. Highly reliable current carrying droppers have been used in the section. Improved protections for 33 kV systems, such as Directional over current & Pilot Wire Protection have been used.