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
StatusOperational
TerminiNoida Electronic City
Dwarka Sector 21
StationsMain Line: 50
Branch: 7
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: 56.61 km (35.18 mi),
Branch: 8.74 km (5.43 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Indian gauge
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC 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 21
Fleets of Blue Line manufuctured by Bombardier.

The Blue Line (Line 3 & Line 4) of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of 50 metro stations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City, (Line 3), with a length of 56.61 kilometres (35.18 miles) and a branch line consisting of 8 stations from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank, (Line 4), with a length of 8.74 kilometres (5.43 miles).[1]

History[edit]

The Dwarka-Barakhamba Road section of the line was inaugurated by the then 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(including branch 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 8.74 km (5.43 mi)[3] 8
30 October 2010 Dwarka Sector 9 Dwarka Sector 21 2.76 km (1.71 mi)[4] 2
9 March 2019 Noida City Centre Noida Electronic City 6.67 km (4.14 mi) 6
Total Noida Electronic City/Vaishali Dwarka Sector 21 65.35 km (40.61 mi) 57

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 03
# Station Name Phase Opening Interchange Connenction Station Layout Station

Connection

Depot

Connection

Depot

Layout

English Hindi
2 Sahibabad साहिबाबाद 4 2025  Blue Line 

(Phase 4 | Under Construction)

Elevated Side None None
3 Vasundhra Sector 5 वसुंधरा सेक्टर 5 4 2025 None Elevated Side None None
4 Kinauni Village किनौनी गांव 4 2025 None Elevated Side None None
5 Indirapuram इंदिरापुरम 4 2025 None Elevated Side None None
6 Vaibhav Khand वैभव खंड 4 2025 None Elevated Side None None
1 Noida Electronic City नोएडा इलैक्ट्रौनिक सिटी 3 9 March 2019 None Elevated Side Noida Electronic City Depot Elevated
2 Noida Sector 62 नोएडा सेक्टर 62 3 9 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
3 Noida Sector 59 नोएडा सेक्टर 59 3 9 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
4 Noida Sector 61 नोएडा सेक्टर 61 3 9 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
5 Noida Sector 52 नोएडा सेक्टर 52 3 9 March 2019  Aqua Line  Elevated Side None None
6 Noida Sector 34 नोएडा सेक्टर 34 3 9 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
7 Noida City Centre नोएडा सिटी सेंटर 2 12 November 2009 None Elevated Side None None
8 Golf Course गोल्फ कोर्स 2 12 November 2009 None Elevated Side None None
9 Botanical Garden बॉटानिकल गार्डन 2 12 November 2009  Magenta Line  Elevated Side None None
10 Noida Sector 18 नोएडा सेक्टर १८ 2 12 November 2009 None Elevated Side None None
11 Noida Sector 16 नोएडा सेक्टर १६ 2 12 November 2009 None Elevated Side None None
12 Noida Sector 15 नोएडा सेक्टर १५ 2 12 November 2009 None Elevated Side None None
13 New Ashok Nagar नया अशोक नगर 2 12 November 2009 None Elevated Side None None
14 Mayur Vihar Extension मयूर विहार विस्तार 2 12 November 2009 None 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 None Elevated Side None None
17 Yamuna Bank यमुना बैंक 2 10 May 2009  Blue Line  At Grade Island Yamuna Bank Depot At Grade
18 Indraprastha इंद्रप्रस्थ 1 11 November 2006 None Elevated Side None None
19 Pragati Maidan प्रगति मैदान 1 11 November 2006 None Underground Side None None
20 Mandi House मंडी हाउस 1 11 November 2006  Violet Line  Underground Side None None
21 Barakhambha Road बाराखम्भा मार्ग 1 31 December 2005 None Underground Side None None
22 Rajiv Chowk राजीव चौक 1 31 December 2005  Yellow Line  Underground Side None None
23 Ramakrishna Ashram Marg रामकृष्ण आश्रम मार्ग 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
24 Jhandewalan झंडेवालान 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
25 Karol Bagh क़रोल बाग़ 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
26 Rajendra Place राजेंद्र प्लेस 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
27 Patel Nagar पटेल नगर 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
28 Shadipur शादीपुर 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
29 Kirti Nagar कीर्ति नगर 1 31 December 2005  Green Line 

 Metro Lite 

(Phase 4 | Under Construction)

Elevated Side None None
30 Moti Nagar मोती नगर 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
31 Ramesh Nagar रमेश नगर 1 31 December 2005 None 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 None Elevated Side None None
34 Arnold Subhash Nagar अर्नोल्ड सुभाष नगर 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
35 Tilak Nagar तिलक नगर 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
36 Janakpuri East जनकपुरी पूर्व 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
37 Janakpuri West जनकपुरी पश्चिम 1 31 December 2005  Magenta Line  Elevated Side None None
38 Uttam Nagar East उत्तम नगर पूर्व 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
39 Uttam Nagar West उत्तम नगर पश्चिम 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
40 Nawada नवादा 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
41 Dwarka Mor द्वारका मोड़ 1 31 December 2005 None Elevated Side None None
42 Dwarka द्वारका 1 31 December 2005  Grey Line  Elevated Side Dwarka - Najafgarh

Depot

At Grade
43 Dwarka Sector 14 द्वारका सैक्टर १४ 2 1 April 2006 None Elevated Side None None
44 Dwarka Sector 13 द्वारका सैक्टर १३ 2 1 April 2006 None Elevated Side None None
45 Dwarka Sector 12 द्वारका सैक्टर १२ 2 1 April 2006 None Elevated Side None None
46 Dwarka Sector 11 द्वारका सैक्टर ११ 2 1 April 2006 None Elevated Side None None
47 Dwarka Sector 10 द्वारका सैक्टर १० 2 1 April 2006  Metro Lite 

(Phase 4 | Under Construction)

Elevated Side None None
48 Dwarka Sector 9 द्वारका सैक्टर ९ 2 1 April 2006 None Elevated Side None None
49 Dwarka Sector 8 द्वारका सैक्टर ८ 2 30 October 2010 None Elevated Side None None
50 Dwarka Sector 21 द्वारका सैक्टर २१ 2 30 October 2010  Orange Line  Underground Side None None

Branch Line[edit]

Blue Line 04
# Station Name Phase Opening Interchange Connenction Station Layout Station

Connection

Depot

Connection

Depot

Layout

English Hindi
2 Laxmi Nagar लक्ष्मी नगर 2 6 January 2010[7] None Elevated Side None None
3 Nirman Vihar निर्माण विहार 2 6 January 2010[7] None Elevated Side None None
4 Preet Vihar प्रीत विहार 2 6 January 2010[7] None Elevated Side None None
5 Karkarduma कड़कड़ डूमा 2 6 January 2010[7] None Elevated Side None None
6 Anand Vihar आनंद विहार 2 6 January 2010[7]  Pink Line  Elevated Side None None
7 Kaushambi कौशाम्बी 2 14 July 2011[8] None Elevated Side None None
8 Vaishali वैशाली 2 14 July 2011[8] None Elevated Side None None
9 Vaishali Extension वैशाली एक्सटेंशन 4 2025 None Elevated Side None None
10 Vasundhra Sector 14 वसुंधरा सेक्टर 14 4 2025 None Elevated Side None None
11 Sahibabad साहिबाबाद 4 2025  Blue Line 

(Phase 4 | Under Construction)

Elevated Side None None
12 Mohan Nagar मोहन नगर 4 2025  Red Line 

(Phase 4 | Under Construction)

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 Stand)[edit]

A branch line from Dwarka station to Najafgarh was to be constructed under Phase III and became operational by Oct 2019,although it was designated as the Grey Line. The line has 3 new stations. Construction work on this extension started in September 2013.[9]

This line will now be extended to Dhansa Bus Stand, which would be the last project of DMRC's phase III. This extension of underground 1.18 km shall be completed by Dec-2020.

Noida extension[edit]

In April 2014 the Delhi Government approved the extension of line eastwards from Noida City Centre to Noida Electronic City (Sector-62). The extended line would have 6 new stations in a distance of 6.75 kilometres (4.19 miles). Later, the Government approved an additional line starting from Noida sector 51 to Greater Noida,which became the Aqua Line under control of the NMRC[10]

Vaishali and Noida Electronic City extension[edit]

A small extension is being 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. This line is not yet approved by government.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweta Dutta (13 November 2009). "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 3 Elevated Stations viz. Dwarka, Nangli, 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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