Blue Line (Delhi Metro)

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Blue Line
(Line 3 , Line 4)
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Fleets of Blue line manufactured by Mitsubishi-ROTEM.
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemDelhi Metro
TerminiNoida City Centre
Dwarka Sector 21
StationsMain Line: 44,
Branch: 8
Operation
OpenedMain Line: 31 December 2005,
Branch: 6 January 2010
Operator(s)Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
CharacterAt-grade, underground, and elevated
Technical
Line lengthMain Line: 50.56 km (31.42 mi),
Branch: 6.25 km (3.88 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Indian gauge
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Route map

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Noida Electronic City
Noida Sector 62
Noida Sector 59
Noida Sector 61
Noida Sector 52
Noida Sector 34
Noida City Centre
Golf Course
Botanical Garden
Noida Sector 18
Vaishali
Noida Sector 16
Kaushambi
Noida Sector 15
Mainline rail interchange BSicon BUS.svg
Anand Vihar
New Ashok Nagar
Karkarduma
Mayur Vihar Extension
Preet Vihar
Mayur Vihar-I
Nirman Vihar
Nizamuddin Bridge over
NH24-IN.svg National Highway 24
Laxmi Nagar
Akshardham
Yamuna Bank
Yamuna River
Indraprastha
Ring Road
Pragati Maidan
Tilak Marg/ITO
Mandi House
Barakhamba Road
Rajiv Chowk
BSicon BUS.svg
Ramakrishna Ashram Marg
Jhandewalan
Ridge Road
Karol Bagh
Rajendra Place
Patel Nagar
Shadipur
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
Dwarka Sector 21
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 kilometres (31.42 miles) and a branch line consisting of 8 stations from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank, with a length of 6.25 kilometres (3.88 miles).[1]

History[edit]

The Dwarka-Barakhamba Road section of the line was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh on 31 December 2005 and opened to the public on 31 December 2005. It is the longest line currently running on the Delhi Metro network.

Blue Line Stations
Extension date Termini Length Stations
31 December 2005 Dwarka Barakhamba Road 22.9 km (14.2 mi) 22
1 April 2006 Dwarka Sector 9 6.5 km (4.0 mi) 6
11 November 2006 Barakhamba Road Indraprastha 2.8 km (1.7 mi) 3
12 November 2009 Yamuna Bank Noida City Centre 13.1 km (8.1 mi)[2] 10
14 July 2011 Vaishali 6.25 km (3.88 mi)[3] 6
30 October 2010 Dwarka Sector 9 Dwarka Sector 21 2.76 km (1.71 mi)[4] 2
Total Noida City Centre Dwarka Sector 21 56.4 km (35.0 mi) 50

Stations[edit]

Karkardooma station on Anand Vihar branch is the highest station of Delhi metro with a platform height of 19 metres (62 feet 4 inches). Rajouri Garden station on the main line is the second highest station with a height of 17 metres (55 feet 9 inches).[5]

Main Line[edit]

Delhi Metro currently has parking facilities at 35 metro stations of the Blue line.[6]

Blue Line Stations
No. Station Name Phase Opening Interchange

Connection

Station Layout Platform Level Type Depot Connection Depot Layout
English Hindi
Mohan Nagar मोहन नगर 4 2025  Red Line  Elevated Side None None
Sahibabad साहिबाबाद 4 2025  Blue Line   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
Vasundhra Sector 5 वसुंधरा सेक्टर 5 4 2025  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
Shakti Khand शक्ति खंड 4 2025  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
Indirapuram इंदिरापुरम 4 2025  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
Vaibhav Khand वैभव खंड 4 2025  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
1 Noida Electronic City
(under construction)
नोएडा इलैक्ट्रौनिक सिटी 3 December 2018 (Expected)  Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
2 Noida Sector 62
(under construction)
नोएडा सेक्टर 62 3 December 2018 (Expected)  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
3 Noida Sector 59
(under construction)
नोएडा सेक्टर 59 3 December 2018  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
4 Noida Sector 61
(under construction)
नोएडा सेक्टर 61 3 December 2018 (Expected)  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
5 Noida Sector 52
(under construction)
नोएडा सेक्टर 52 3 December 2018 (Expected)  Aqua Line   Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
6 Noida Sector 34
(under construction)
नोएडा सेक्टर 34 3 December 2018 (Expected)  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
7 Noida City Centre नोएडा सिटी सेंटर 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
8 Golf Course गोल्फ कोर्स 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
9 Botanical Garden बॉटानिकल गार्डन 2 12 November 2009  Magenta Line   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
10 Noida Sector 18 नोएडा सेक्टर १८ 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
11 Noida Sector 16 नोएडा सेक्टर १६ 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
12 Noida Sector 15 नोएडा सेक्टर १५ 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
13 New Ashok Nagar नया अशोक नगर 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
14 Mayur Vihar Extension मयूर विहार विस्तार 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Island None None
15 Mayur Vihar – I मयूर विहार-१ 2 12 November 2009  Pink Line  Elevated Island None None
16 Akshardham अक्षरधाम 2 12 November 2009  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
17 Yamuna Bank यमुना बैंक 2 10 May 2009  Blue Line   Feeder Bus  At Grade Side Yamuna Bank Depot At Grade
18 Indraprastha इंद्रप्रस्थ 1 11 November 2006  Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
19 Pragati Maidan प्रगति मैदान 1 11 November 2006  Indian Railways   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
20 Mandi House मंडी हाउस 1 11 November 2006  Violet Line   Feeder Bus  Underground Side None None
21 Barakhambha Road बाराखम्भा मार्ग 1 31 December 2005  Indian Railways   Feeder Bus  Underground Side None None
22 Rajiv Chowk राजीव चौक 1 31 December 2005  Yellow Line   Bus Terminal  Underground Side None None
23 Ramakrishna Ashram Marg रामकृष्ण आश्रम मार्ग 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
24 Jhandewalan झंडेवालान 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
25 Karol Bagh क़रोल बाग़ 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
26 Rajendra Place राजेंद्र प्लेस 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
27 Patel Nagar पटेल नगर 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
28 Shadipur शादीपुर 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
29 Kirti Nagar कीर्ति नगर 1 31 December 2005  Green Line   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
30 Moti Nagar मोती नगर 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
31 Ramesh Nagar रमेश नगर 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
32 Rajouri Garden राजौरी गार्डन 1 31 December 2005  Pink Line  Elevated Side None None
33 Tagore Garden टैगोर गार्डन 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
34 Subhash Nagar सुभाष नगर 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
35 Tilak Nagar तिलक नगर 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
36 Janakpuri East जनकपुरी पूर्व 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
37 Janakpuri West जनकपुरी पश्चिम 1 31 December 2005  Magenta Line   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
38 Uttam Nagar East उत्तम नगर पूर्व 1 31 December 2005  Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
39 Uttam Nagar West उत्तम नगर पश्चिम 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
40 Nawada नवादा 1 31 December 2005  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
41 Dwarka Mor द्वारका मोड़ 1 31 December 2005  Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
42 Dwarka द्वारका 1 31 December 2005  Grey Line   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side Dwarka - Najafgarh

Depot

At Grade
43 Dwarka Sector 14 द्वारका सैक्टर १४ 2 1 April 2006  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
44 Dwarka Sector 13 द्वारका सैक्टर १३ 2 1 April 2006  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
45 Dwarka Sector 12 द्वारका सैक्टर १२ 2 1 April 2006  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
46 Dwarka Sector 11 द्वारका सैक्टर ११ 2 1 April 2006  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
47 Dwarka Sector 10 द्वारका सैक्टर १० 2 1 April 2006  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
48 Dwarka Sector 9 द्वारका सैक्टर ९ 2 1 April 2006  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
49 Dwarka Sector 8 द्वारका सैक्टर ८ 2 30 October 2010  Indian Railways   Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
50 Dwarka Sector 21 द्वारका सैक्टर २१ 2 30 October 2010  Orange Line 

 Feeder Bus 

Underground Side None None

Branch Line[edit]

Blue Line Stations †- Branch Line starts at Yamuna Bank (12 Stations)
No. Station Name Phase Opening Interchange

Connection

Station Layout Platform Level Type Depot Connection Depot Layout
English Hindi
1 Yamuna Bank यमुना बैंक 2 10 May 2009  Blue Line   Feeder Bus  At Grade Side Yamuna Bank Depot At Grade
2 Laxmi Nagar लक्ष्मी नगर 2 6 January 2010[7]  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
3 Nirman Vihar निर्माण विहार 2 6 January 2010[7]  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
4 Preet Vihar प्रीत विहार 2 6 January 2010[7]  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
5 Karkarduma कड़कड़ डूमा 2 6 January 2010[7]  Pink Line  Elevated Side None None
6 Anand Vihar आनंद विहार 2 6 January 2010[7]  Pink Line   Indian Railways   ISBT  Elevated Side None None
7 Kaushambi कौशाम्बी 2 14 July 2011[8]  Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
8 Vaishali वैशाली 2 14 July 2011[8]  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
9 Vaishali Extension वैशाली विस्तार 4 2025  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
10 Vasundhara Sector 14 वसुंधरा सेक्टर 14 4 2025  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
11 Sahibabad साहिबाबाद 4 2025  Blue Line   Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
12 Mohan Nagar मोहन नगर 4 2025  Red Line  Elevated Side None None

Train Info[edit]

# Blue Line
1 Rakes Mitsubishi Hyundai Rotem BEML Bombardier
2 Train Length 8
3 Train Gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Indian gauge
4 Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

OHE

5 Train's Maximum Speed 100 Km/hr
6 Train Operation Delhi Metro

Extensions[edit]

Vaishali extension[edit]

A small extension of length 2.57 kilometres (1.60 miles) has been constructed and opened on 14 July 2011[8] connecting Anand Vihar station of the Blue Line branch with Vaishali Metro station in Ghaziabad, a satellite city near Delhi.

Najafgarh extension (Line 09) Grey Line (Dwarka - Dhansa Bus Adda)[edit]

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.[9]

Noida extension[edit]

In April 2014 the Delhi Government approved the extension of line eastwards from Noida City Centre to Sec-62. The extended line would have 5 new stations in a distance of 6 kilometres (3.7 miles). Later, the Govt. approved the line to be extended till Greater Noida.[10]


Vaishali and Noida electronic city extension[edit]

A small extension is made from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar of Redline and further extension of the blue line from Noida Electronic city to Sahibabad is being planned. Main Blue line will join branch blue line at Sahibabad.


Dwarka Sector 21 to Farukh nagar Haryana extension[edit]

Not yet passed by DMRC for phase V.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweta Dutta (2009-11-13). "Metro rolls into Noida". Indian Express.
  2. ^ "Delhi Metro reaches Noida". Railway Gazette. 13 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Anand Vihar line opens on Wednesday". The Times Of India. 6 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Metro reaches Dwarka Sec 21". The Times Of India. 31 October 2010.
  5. ^ "60 feet above ground, Delhi Metro to run over flyover". Thaindian.com. Retrieved 24 July 2008.
  6. ^ http://www.delhimetrorail.com/Parking_Details.aspx
  7. ^ a b c d e "Anand Vihar Metro line flagged off". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  8. ^ a b c "Day One: 30,000 hop on to Vaishali Metro". The Times Of India. 15 July 2011.
  9. ^ "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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  10. ^ Jung wants better access to all Metro stations. Indian Express (24 April 2014). Retrieved on 24 April 2014.

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