Blue Line (Delhi Metro)

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     Blue Line
DelhiMetroBlueLineMitsubishiRotem.JPG
Fleets of Blue line manufactured by Mitsubishi-ROTEM.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Delhi Metro
Termini Noida City Centre
Dwarka Sector 9
Stations Main Line: 44,
Branch: 8
Operation
Opening Main Line: January 1, 2006,
Branch: January 6, 2010
Operator(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Character At-grade, underground, and elevated
Technical
Line length Main Line: 50.56 kilometers (31.42 mi),
Branch: 6.25 kilometers (3.88 mi)
Track gauge Indian gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Fleets of Blue Line manufuctured by Bombardier.

The Blue Line of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of 44 metro stations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre (Sector 32) with a length of 50.56 km and a branch line consisting of 8 stations from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank, with a length of 6.25 km.[1]

History[edit]

The Dwarka-Barakhamba Road section of the line was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh and opened to the public on New Year's Day of 2006. It is the longest line currently running on the Delhi Metro network.

History
Extension date Termini Length Stations
January 1, 2006 Dwarka Barakhamba Road 22.9 kilometers (14.2 mi) 22
April 1, 2006 Dwarka Sector 9 6.5 kilometers (4.0 mi) 6
November 11, 2006 Barakhamba Road Indraprastha 2.8 kilometers (1.7 mi) 3
November 12, 2009 Yamuna Bank Noida City Centre 13.1 kilometers (8.1 mi)[2] 10
July 14, 2011 Vaishali 6.25 kilometers (3.88 mi)[3] 6
October 30, 2010 Dwarka Sector 9 Dwarka Sector 21 2.76 kilometers (1.71 mi)[4] 2
Total Noida City Centre Dwarka Sector 21 56.4 kilometers (35.0 mi) 50

Map[edit]

Blue Line (Delhi Metro)

Stations[edit]

Delhi Metro Blue Line
Noida Electronic City
Noida Sector 62
Noida Sector 59
Noida Sector 61
Noida Sector 52
Noida Sector 34
Noida City Centre
Noida Golf Course
Botanical Garden
Noida Sector 18
Noida Sector 16
Noida Sector 15
Uttar Pradesh
Delhi
border
New Ashok Nagar
Mayur Vihar Extension
Mayur Vihar-I
Nizamuddin Bridge over
Road marker IN NH.svg National Highway 24
Akshardham
Vaishali
Kaushambi
Uttar Pradesh
Delhi
border
Anand ViharMainline rail interchange Bus interchange
Karkarduma
Preet Vihar
Nirman Vihar
Laxmi Nagar
Yamuna Bank
Yamuna River
Indraprastha
Ring Road
Pragati Maidan
Tilak Marg/ITO
Mandi House  Violet Line 
Barakhamba Road
Rajiv ChowkBus interchange  Yellow Line 
Ramakrishna Ashram Marg
Jhandewalan
Ridge Road
Karol Bagh
Rajendra Place
Patel Nagar
Shadipur
Kirti Nagar  Green Line 
Satguru Ram Singh Marg
Moti Nagar
Ramesh Nagar
Ring Road
Rajouri Garden
Tagore Garden
Subhash Nagar
Tilak Nagar
Janakpuri East
Outer Ring Road
Janakpuri West
Uttam Nagar East
Uttam Nagar West
Nawada
Dwarka Mor
Dwarka
Dwarka Sector 14
Dwarka Sector 13
Dwarka Sector 12
Dwarka Sector 11
Dwarka Sector 10
Dwarka Sector 9
Dwarka Sector 8
Dwarka Sector 21  Airport Express 

Karkardooma station on Anand Vihar branch is the highest station of Delhi metro with a platform height of 19 meters. Rajouri Garden station on the main line is the second highest station with a height of 17 metres.[5]

Main Line[edit]

Blue Line
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout
English Hindi
1 Noida Electronic City नोएडा इलैक्ट्रौनिक सिटी None Elevated
2 Noida Sector 62 नोएडा सेक्टर ६२ None Elevated
3 Noida Sector 59 नोएडा सेक्टर ५९ None Elevated
4 Noida Sector 61 नोएडा सेक्टर ६१ None Elevated
5 Noida Sector 52 नोएडा सेक्टर ५२ None Elevated
6 Noida Sector 34 नोएडा सेक्टर ३४ None Elevated
7 Noida City Centre नोएडा सिटी सेंटर November 12, 2009 none Elevated
8 Noida Golf Course नोएडा गोल्फ कोर्स November 12, 2009 None Elevated
9 Botanical Garden बॉटानिकल गार्डन November 12, 2009      Magenta Line (Under Construction) Elevated
10 Noida Sector 18 नोएडा सेक्टर १८ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
11 Noida Sector 16 नोएडा सेक्टर १६ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
12 Noida Sector 15 नोएडा सेक्टर १५ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
13 New Ashok Nagar नया अशोक नगर November 12, 2009 None Elevated
14 Mayur Vihar Extension मयूर विहार विस्तार November 12, 2009 None Elevated
15 Mayur Vihar - I मयूर विहार-१ November 12, 2009      Brown Line (Under Construction) Elevated
16 Akshardham अक्षरधाम November 12, 2009 None Elevated
17 Yamuna Bank यमुना किनारा May 10, 2009      Blue Line branch At grade
18 Indraprastha इंद्रप्रस्थ November 11, 2006 None Elevated
19 Pragati Maidan प्रगति मैदान November 11, 2006 None Elevated
20 Mandi House मंडी हाउस November 11, 2006      Violet Line Underground
21 Barakhambha Road बाराखम्भा मार्ग January 1, 2006 None Underground
22 Rajiv Chowk राजीव चौक January 1, 2006      Yellow Line Underground
23 Ramakrishna Ashram Marg रामकृष्ण आश्रम मार्ग January 1, 2006 None Elevated
24 Jhandewalan झंडेवालान January 1, 2006 None Elevated
25 Karol Bagh क़रोल बाग़ January 1, 2006 None Elevated
26 Rajendra Place राजेंद्र प्लेस January 1, 2006 None Elevated
27 Patel Nagar पटेल नगर January 1, 2006 None Elevated
28 Shadipur शादीपुर January 1, 2006 None Elevated
29 Kirti Nagar कीर्ति नगर January 1, 2006      Green Line Elevated
30 Moti Nagar मोती नगर January 1, 2006 None Elevated
31 Ramesh Nagar रमेश नगर January 1, 2006 None Elevated
32 Rajouri Garden राजौरी गार्डन January 1, 2006      Brown Line (Under Construction) Elevated
33 Tagore Garden (Delhi MeGarden टैगोर गार्डन January 1, 2006 None Elevated
34 Subhash Nagar सुभाष नगर January 1, 2006 None Elevated
35 Tilak Nagar तिलक नगर January 1, 2006 None Elevated
36 Janakpuri East जनकपुरी पूर्व January 1, 2006 None Elevated
37 Janakpuri West जनकपुरी पश्चिम January 1, 2006      Magenta Line (Under Construction) Elevated
38 Uttam Nagar East उत्तम नगर पूर्व January 1, 2006 None Elevated
39 Uttam Nagar West उत्तम नगर पश्चिम January 1, 2006 None Elevated
40 Nawada नवादा January 1, 2006 None Elevated
41 Dwarka Mor द्वारका मोड़ January 1, 2006 None Elevated
42 Dwarka द्वारका January 1, 2006 None Elevated
43 Dwarka Sector 14 द्वारका सैक्टर १४ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
44 Dwarka Sector 13 द्वारका सैक्टर १३ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
45 Dwarka Sector 12 द्वारका सैक्टर १२ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
46 Dwarka Sector 11 द्वारका सैक्टर ११ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
47 Dwarka Sector 10 द्वारका सैक्टर १० April 1, 2006 None Elevated
48 Dwarka Sector 9 द्वारका सैक्टर ९ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
49 Dwarka Sector 8 द्वारका सैक्टर ८ October 30, 2010 None Elevated
50 Dwarka Sector 21 द्वारका सैक्टर २१ October 30, 2010      Airport Express Underground

Branch Line[edit]

Blue Line Branch
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout
English Hindi
1 Yamuna Bank यमुना किनारा May 10, 2009      Blue Line At Grade
2 Laxmi Nagar लक्ष्मी नगर January 6, 2010[6] None Elevated
3 Nirman Vihar निर्माण विहार January 6, 2010[6] None Elevated
4 Preet Vihar प्रीत विहार January 6, 2010[6] None Elevated
5 Karkarduma कड़कड़ डूमा January 6, 2010[6]      Brown Line (Under Construction) Elevated
6 Anand Vihar आनंद विहार January 6, 2010[6]      Brown Line (Under Construction)
Anand Vihar Terminal
(Indian Railways), Anand Vihar ISBT
Elevated
7 Kaushambi कौशाम्बी July 14, 2011[7] None Elevated
8 Vaishali वैशाली July 14, 2011[7] None Elevated
†- Branch Line starts at Yamuna Bank (Station Number 11 in Blue Line)

Extensions[edit]

Vaishali extension
A small extension of length 2.57 km has been constructed and opened on July 14, 2011[7] connecting Anand Vihar station of the Blue Line branch with Vashali Metro station in Ghaziabad, a satellite city near Delhi.

Najafgarh extension
A branch line from Dwarka station to Najafgarh is planned under Phase III and has received approval. The extension will see 3 new stations being added to the blue line. Construction work on this extension started in September 2013.[8]

Noida extension
In April 2014 the Delhi Government approved extension of extension of line eastwards from Noida City Centre to Sec-62. The extended line would have 5 new stations in a distance of 6 kilometers. Later, the Govt. approved the line to be extended till Greater Noida.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweta Dutta (2009-11-13). "Metro rolls into Noida". Indian Express. . The Blue Line is the longest route in Delhi Metro
  2. ^ "Delhi Metro reaches Noida". Railway Gazette. November 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Anand Vihar line opens on Wednesday". The Times Of India. January 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Metro reaches Dwarka Sec 21". The Times Of India. October 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ "60 feet above ground, Delhi Metro to run over flyover". Thaindian.com. Retrieved July 24, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Anand Vihar Metro line flagged off". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  7. ^ a b c "Day One: 30,000 hop on to Vaishali Metro". The Times Of India. July 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and 4 Elevated Stations viz. Dwarka, Najafgarh Depot, Municipal Corporation and Najafgarh Stations including architectural finishing, water supply, sanitary installation and drainage works on Dwarka - Najafgarh Corridor of Phase - III Delhi MRTS ." (PDF). DMRC. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Jung wants better access to all Metro stations. Indian Express (2014-24-4). Retrieved on 2013-24-4.