Blue Line (Delhi Metro)

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     Blue Line
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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: December 31, 2005,
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 on December 31, 2005 and opened to the public on 31 December 2005. It is the longest line currently running on the Delhi Metro network.

History
Extension date Termini Length Stations
December 31, 2005 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 City Centre
Noida Golf Course
Botanical Garden
Noida Sector 18
Noida Sector 16
Vaishali
Noida Sector 15
Kaushambi
Delhi-UP border
Delhi-UP Border
New Ashok Nagar
Anand Vihar
Mayur Vihar Extension
Karkarduma
Mayur Vihar-I
Preet Vihar
Nizamuddin bridge/NH 24
Nirman Vihar
Akshardham
Laxmi Nagar
Yamuna Bank
River Yamuna
Indraprastha
Ring Road
Pragati Maidan
Tilak Marg/ITO
(⇄ violet line)Mandi House
Barakhamba Road
(⇄ yellow line)Rajiv Chowk
RK Ashram Marg
Jhandewalan
Ridge Road
Karol Bagh
Rajendra Place
Patel Nagar
Shadipur
(⇄ green line)Kirti Nagar
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
(⇄ Airport Express)Dwarka Sector 21

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 City Centre नोएडा सिटी सेंटर November 12, 2009 none Elevated
2 Noida Golf Course नोएडा गोल्फ कोर्स November 12, 2009 None Elevated
3 Botanical Garden बॉटानिकल गार्डन November 12, 2009 None Elevated
4 Noida Sector 18 नोएडा सेक्टर १८ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
5 Noida Sector 16 नोएडा सेक्टर १६ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
6 Noida Sector 15 नोएडा सेक्टर १५ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
7 New Ashok Nagar नया अशोक नगर November 12, 2009 None Elevated
8 Mayur Vihar Extension मयूर विहार विस्तार November 12, 2009 None Elevated
9 Mayur Vihar - I मयूर विहार-१ November 12, 2009 None Elevated
10 Akshardham अक्षरधाम November 12, 2009 None Elevated
11 Yamuna Bank यमुना किनारा May 10, 2009      Blue Line branch At grade
12 Indraprastha इंद्रप्रस्थ November 11, 2006 None Elevated
13 Pragati Maidan प्रगति मैदान November 11, 2006 None Elevated
14 Mandi House मंडी हाउस November 11, 2006      Violet Line Underground
15 Barakhambha Road बाराखम्भा मार्ग December 31, 2005 None Underground
16 Rajiv Chowk राजीव चौक December 31, 2005      Yellow Line Underground
17 Ramakrishna Ashram Marg रामकृष्ण आश्रम मार्ग December 31, 2005 None Elevated
18 Jhandewalan झंडेवालान December 31, 2005 None Elevated
19 Karol Bagh क़रोल बाग़ December 31, 2005 None Elevated
20 Rajendra Place राजेंद्र प्लेस December 31, 2005 None Elevated
21 Patel Nagar पटेल नगर December 31, 2005 None Elevated
22 Shadipur शादीपुर December 31, 2005 None Elevated
23 Kirti Nagar कीर्ति नगर December 31, 2005      Green Line Elevated
24 Moti Nagar मोती नगर December 31, 2005 None Elevated
25 Ramesh Nagar रमेश नगर December 31, 2005 None Elevated
26 Rajouri Garden राजौरी गार्डन December 31, 2005 None Elevated
27 Tagore Garden टैगोर गार्डन December 31, 2005 None Elevated
28 Subhash Nagar सुभाष नगर December 31, 2005 None Elevated
29 Tilak Nagar तिलक नगर December 31, 2005 None Elevated
30 Janakpuri East जनकपुरी पूर्व December 31, 2005 None Elevated
31 Janakpuri West जनकपुरी पश्चिम December 31, 2005 None Elevated
32 Uttam Nagar East उत्तम नगर पूर्व December 31, 2005 None Elevated
33 Uttam Nagar West उत्तम नगर पश्चिम December 31, 2005 None Elevated
34 Nawada नवादा December 31, 2005 None Elevated
35 Dwarka Mor द्वारका मोड़ December 31, 2005 None Elevated
36 Dwarka द्वारका December 31, 2005 None Elevated
37 Dwarka Sector 14 द्वारका सैक्टर १४ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
38 Dwarka Sector 13 द्वारका सैक्टर १३ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
39 Dwarka Sector 12 द्वारका सैक्टर १२ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
40 Dwarka Sector 11 द्वारका सैक्टर ११ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
41 Dwarka Sector 10 द्वारका सैक्टर १० April 1, 2006 None Elevated
42 Dwarka Sector 9 द्वारका सैक्टर ९ April 1, 2006 None Elevated
43 Dwarka Sector 8 द्वारका सैक्टर ८ October 30, 2010 None Elevated
44 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] None Elevated
6 Anand Vihar आनंद विहार January 6, 2010[6] 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 recently 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.[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.[9]

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