Green Line (Delhi Metro)

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Green Line
ग्रीन लाइन
Green Line Delhi metro.jpg
A new train being launched in the opening of the Kirti Nagar branch in 2011.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Delhi Metro
Status Fully Operational
Locale Delhi, Haryana
Termini Inderlok / Kirti Nagar
Mundka
Stations Total 23, 16 operational,7 under construction
Operation
Opened April 3, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-04-03)
Owner DMRC
Operator(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Character Elevated
Rolling stock Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML Standard gauge
Technical
Line length 29.8 km (18.5 mi)
11.18 km under construction
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Operating speed 30 km/hr
Highest elevation 215 m

Green Line (Line 5) is the fifth line of the Delhi Metro network and the first line on standard gauge, as opposed to previous broad gauge lines, prevalent in other lines. It runs between Inderlok (station on the Red Line) and Mundka with a branch line connecting the line's Ashok Park Main station with Kirti Nagar station on the Blue Line. The completely elevated line, built as part of the Phase-II of Delhi Metro, runs mostly along the busy NH 10 route in North Delhi and North West Delhi. The line consists of 16 stations including an interchange station covering a total length of 18.6 km.

History[edit]

The line was opened in two stages, with the 15.1 km Inderlok - Mundka section opening on 3 April 2010[1] and the 3.5 km Kirti Nagar - Ashok Park Main branch line on 27 August 2011. Though its route is shorter than other lines, the Green Line serves as a lifeline for Delhiites going to and coming from Red Line and Blue Lines, as it covers major commercial and residential areas like Punjabi Bagh, Paschim Vihar, Nangloi and Mundka. On 6 August 2012, in a step that will improve commuting in National Capital Region, the Union government has approved the extension of Delhi Metro from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana. The 11.18 km metro stretch will have seven stations at Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri Border, Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park between Mundka and Bahadurgarh.

The construction work of this project began in 2013 and would be completed by the second half of 2016, as part of the Phase III expansion. On the completion of the project, it will provide commuting facilities to the passengers from Bahadurgarh to Delhi and vice versa. By 2016, about 96,000 passengers will be using the Metro facility and by the year 2021, the metro users are expected to go up to 150,000. 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 2016. Projecting the needs, additional 60 coaches will be required for the Faridabad Line and 35 more coaches will be required for the Green Line extension.[2]

Map[edit]

Green Line (Delhi Metro)

Construction[edit]

Further Extension[edit]

Mundka to Bahadurgarh length 11.182 km (Elevated). Total stations 7 (Elevated). Progress of civil works up to December 2016 is 86.34%. Land at few locations is still not available. The targets will be worked out when these land pockets are available.[3]

Stations[edit]

Delhi Metro Green Line
Kirti Nagar  Blue Line 
Satguru Ramsingh Marg
Inderlok  Red Line 
Ashok Park Main
Punjabi Bagh East
Ring Road
Shivaji Park
Madipur
Paschim Vihar East
Paschim Vihar West
Outer Ring Road
Peera Garhi
Udyog Nagar
Surajmal Stadium
Najafgarh Road
Nangloi
Nangloi Railway station
Rajdhani Park
Mundka
↓ under construction
Mundka Industrial Area (MIA)
Ghevra
Tikri Kalan
Tikri Border
Delhi
Haryana
border
Modern Industrial Estate
Bus Stand
Bahadurgarh City Park
Green Line
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout Coordinates
English Hindi
1 Inderlok इन्दरलोक 3 April 2010[4]      Red Line Elevated 28°40′24″N 77°10′13″E / 28.673445°N 77.170337°E / 28.673445; 77.170337
2 Ashok Park Main अशोक पार्क मेन 3 April 2010[4]      Green Line branch Elevated 28°40′18″N 77°09′18″E / 28.671603°N 77.155011°E / 28.671603; 77.155011
3 Punjabi Bagh East पंजाबी बाग़ 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′23″N 77°08′45″E / 28.672936°N 77.145972°E / 28.672936; 77.145972
4 Shivaji Park शिवाजी पार्क 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′30″N 77°07′49″E / 28.674944°N 77.130347°E / 28.674944; 77.130347
5 Madipur मादीपुर 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′35″N 77°07′10″E / 28.676361°N 77.119561°E / 28.676361; 77.119561
6 Paschim Vihar East पश्चिम विहार पूर्व 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′38″N 77°06′44″E / 28.677294°N 77.112272°E / 28.677294; 77.112272
7 Paschim Vihar West पश्चिम विहार पश्चिम 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′43″N 77°06′08″E / 28.678589°N 77.102106°E / 28.678589; 77.102106
8 Peera Garhi पीरागढ़ी 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′47″N 77°05′33″E / 28.679703°N 77.09255°E / 28.679703; 77.09255
9 Udyog Nagar उद्योग नगर 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′52″N 77°04′51″E / 28.680994°N 77.080775°E / 28.680994; 77.080775
10 Surajmal Stadium सूरजमल स्टेडियम 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′54″N 77°04′26″E / 28.681792°N 77.073953°E / 28.681792; 77.073953
11 Nangloi नांगलोई 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′56″N 77°03′53″E / 28.682356°N 77.064675°E / 28.682356; 77.064675
12 Nangloi Railway station नांगलोई रेलवे स्टेशन 3 April 2010[4] Mainline rail interchange Northern Suburban Railways Elevated 28°40′56″N 77°03′22″E / 28.682106°N 77.056083°E / 28.682106; 77.056083
13 Rajdhani Park राजधानी पार्क 3 April 2010[4] None Elevated 28°40′56″N 77°02′38″E / 28.6822°N 77.043844°E / 28.6822; 77.043844
14 Mundka मुण्डका 3 April 2010[4] Mainline rail interchange Northern Suburban Railways Elevated 28°40′57″N 77°01′49″E / 28.682442°N 77.030219°E / 28.682442; 77.030219
15 Mundka Industrial Area (MIA) मुण्डका औद्योगिक क्षेत्र None Elevated
16 Ghevra Metro station घेवरा मेट्रो स्टेशन None Elevated
17 Tikri Kalan टीकरी कालन None Elevated
18 Tikri Border टीकरी बॉर्डर None Elevated
19 Modern Industrial Estate (MIE) मॉडर्न औद्योगिक एस्टेट None Elevated
20 Bus Stand बस स्टैंड None Elevated
21 Bahadurgarh City Park बहादुरगढ़ सिटी पार्क None Elevated

Branch Line[edit]

The Kirti Nagar branch line was meant to reduce fare and travel time for commuters but, initially the slow transit speed of the standard gauge trains has resulted in people to convey through the same old longer route by interchanging at Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk. However, the speed of the train has increased during the peak hours and there are equal number of crowds at both Inderlok and Kirti Nagar stations. Most of the passengers deboard at Ashok Park Main, Peeragarhi and Nangloi and Mundka. By 2021, this line will be complete and further extend from Bahadurgarh to Delhi Gate and Dwarka Sector 28 possibly, in order to reduce overcrowding in the existing interchange stations under Phase IV extension.

Green Line branch
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout Coordinates
English Hindi
1 Ashok Park Main* अशोक पार्क मेन 3 April 2010      Green Line Elevated 28°40′18″N 77°09′18″E / 28.671603°N 77.155011°E / 28.671603; 77.155011
2 Satguru Ramsingh Marg सतगुरु राम सिंह मार्ग 27 August 2011 None Elevated
3 Kirti Nagar कीर्ति नगर 27 August 2011      Blue Line At Grade 28°39′18″N 77°09′05″E / 28.655100°N 77.151473°E / 28.655100; 77.151473
* Branch Line starts at Ashok Park Main (Station Number 2 in Green Line)

Infrastructure[edit]

Green Line is equipped with Bombardier Cityflo 350 signalling.[1]

Rolling Stock[edit]

The Green Line uses standard gauge trains manufactured by a consortium of Mitsubishi, Hyundai Rotem and Bharat Earth Movers (BEML). A total of 196 cars for both the Green Line and the Violet Line were ordered, which are planned to run in both 4-car configurations (46 trains) and 6-car configurations (2 trains). One train was manufactured in Changwon in South Korea and rest of the trains were manufactured at BEML's facility in Bangalore. Width of these trains is 2.9 meters as compared to 3.2 meters on broad gauge trains.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delhi metro opens first standard gauge line". Railway Gazette. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  2. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/Kirti-Nagar-Ashok-Park-Metro-line-inaugurated/Article1-738589.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.delhimetrorail.com/Show_corridor_details.aspx?id=7
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Metro Goes To Mundka On new green line". The Times of India. 2010-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Delhi Metro gets standard gauge train". Hindu Business Line. 18 March 2009. Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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