Violet Line (Delhi Metro)
fleets of Violet line.
|Opening||October 3, 2010|
|Operator(s)||Delhi Metro Rail Corporation|
|Character||Underground and Elevated|
|Rolling stock||Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML Standard gauge|
|Line length||20.16 kilometres (12.53 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary|
The Violet Line is one of the six lines of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. The line connects Central Secretariat station, of Yellow Line with Badarpur. The line consists of 16 metro stations with a total length of 20.16 kilometres (12.53 mi). The Central Secretariat—Sarita Vihar section of the line was opened on October 3, 2010 and was extended to Badarpur on January 14, 2011.
The Violet Line was originally supposed to open in March 2010. On July 12, 2009, a portion of a bridge under construction collapsed when its cantilever pier collapsed on load of launching girder at Zamrudpur, near East of Kailash, on the Central Secretariat – Badarpur corridor. Six people were killed and 15 others injured. The day after, on July 13, 2009, a crane that was removing the debris collapsed, and with a bowling pin effect collapsed two other nearby cranes, injuring six.
DMRC have placed an order for additional rolling stock for the line. The Delhi Metro phase III project will have more than 1,800 coaches by the year 2015-16. Projecting the needs, additional 60 coaches will be required for the Faridabad Line and 32 more coaches will be required for the Green Line extension.
|Delhi Metro Violet Line|
The line starts as underground from Central Secretariat till Jangpura, passing under Khan Market and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Then the elevated portion goes through Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Colony, Nehru Place, Okhla, Sarita Vihar, till the Badarpur Station. Length of each platform is 140 meters with a width of 6.5 meteres. Beyond Central Secretariat towards Kashmere Gate of Violet Line under phase 3 of Delhi Metro is under construction.
List (Center to South)
|1||Kashmere Gate||कश्मीरी गेट||red Line||Underground|
|2||Red Fort||लाल किला||None||Underground|
|3||Jama Masjid||जामा मस्जिद||"||None||Underground|
|4||Delhi Gate||दिल्ली गेट||None||Underground|
|5||ITO||आई टी ओ||None||Underground|
|6||Mandi House||मण्डी हाऊस||Blue Line||Underground|
|8||Central Secretariat||केंद्रीय सचिवालय||July 3, 2005||Yellow Line||Underground|
|9||Khan Market||खान मार्केट||October 3, 2010||None||Underground|
|10||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||जवाहरलाल नेहरू स्टेडियम||October 3, 2010||None||Underground|
|11||Jangpura||जांगपुरा||October 3, 2010||None||Underground|
|12||Lajpat Nagar||लाजपत नगर||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|13||Moolchand||मूलचन्द||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|14||Kailash Colony||कैलाश कॉलोनी||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|15||Nehru Place||नेहरू प्लेस||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|16||Kalkaji Mandir||कालकाजी||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|17||Govind Puri||गोविन्दपुरी||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|18||Okhla||ओखला||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|19||Jasola Apollo||जसोला अपोलो||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|20||Sarita Vihar||सरिता विहार||October 3, 2010||None||Elevated|
|21||Mohan Estate||मोहन एस्टेट||January 14, 2011||None||Elevated|
|22||Tughlakabad||तुगलकाबाद||January 14, 2011||None||Elevated|
|23||Badarpur||बदरपुर||January 14, 2011||None||Elevated|
This line will have standard gauge trains manufactured by a consortium of Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML. A total of 196 cars were ordered which are supposed to run in 4-car configuration (46 trains) and 6-car configuration (2 trains). These trains will be used in this line and Green line. One train was manufactured in Changwon in South Korea and rest of the trains are manufactured at BEML's facility in Bangalore. Trains are Template:RrailGauge/todo as compared to 1676 mm of broad gauge trains.
Approved Extension: North Bound
(BOTH BOUNDS MAY OPEN BY 2015-16) Under phase III of the Delhi Metro, the Violet Line is proposed to be extended to Red Fort, stopping at ITO. The 9.36 km extension will start from Central Secretariat station and pass through Mandi House station which will provide an interchange point with the Blue Line. The extension is expected to reduce over-crowding at the busy Rajiv Chowk interchange and will also reduce the number of times commuters on the Violet Line need to transfer in order to get onto the Blue Line.
Stations planned along this extension are (northbound):
1) Central Secretariat
3) Mandi House (interchange to Blue Line)
5) Delhi Gate
6) Jama Masjid
7) Red Fort
8) Kashmere Gate
Approved Extension: South Bound
An extension from the Badarpur-end of the line is anticipated by 2015 and will cater to the sub-city colonies of Faridabad. This will be the second line to cross the Delhi-Haryana border after the Yellow Line to Gurgaon. This extension will run fully elevated for 14 km and will have 9 stations as follows (southbound):
2) NHPC Chowk
3) Mewla Maharajpur
4) Sector 27 A
5) Badkal Mor
6) Faridabad Old Town
8) Faridabad New Town
9) YMCA chowk
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