Green Line (Delhi Metro)
A new train being launched in the opening of the Kirti Nagar branch in 2011.
|Termini||Inderlok / Kirti Nagar
|Stations||Total 23, 16 operational,7 under construction|
|Opened||April 3, 2010|
|Operator(s)||Delhi Metro Rail Corporation|
|Rolling stock||Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML Standard gauge|
|Line length||29.8 km (18.5 mi)
11.18 km under construction
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
The line was opened in two stages, with the 15.1 km Inderlok - Mundka section opening on 3 April 2010 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.
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.
|Delhi Metro Green Line|
|1||Inderlok||इन्दरलोक||3 April 2010||Red Line||Elevated|
|2||Ashok Park Main||अशोक पार्क मेन||3 April 2010||Green Line branch||Elevated|
|3||Punjabi Bagh East||पंजाबी बाग़||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|4||Shivaji Park||शिवाजी पार्क||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|5||Madipur||मादीपुर||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|6||Paschim Vihar East||पश्चिम विहार पूर्व||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|7||Paschim Vihar West||पश्चिम विहार पश्चिम||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|8||Peera Garhi||पीरागढ़ी||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|9||Udyog Nagar||उद्योग नगर||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|10||Surajmal Stadium||सूरजमल स्टेडियम||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|11||Nangloi||नांगलोई||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|12||Nangloi Railway station||नांगलोई रेलवे स्टेशन||3 April 2010||Northern Suburban Railways||Elevated|
|13||Rajdhani Park||राजधानी पार्क||3 April 2010||None||Elevated|
|14||Mundka||मुण्डका||3 April 2010||Northern Suburban Railways||Elevated|
|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|
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|
|1||Ashok Park Main*||अशोक पार्क मेन||3 April 2010||Green Line||Elevated|
|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|
|* Branch Line starts at Ashok Park Main (Station Number 2 in Green Line)|
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.
- Transport in Delhi
- Delhi Suburban Railway
- National Capital Region Transport Corporation
- Rapid transit in India
- List of rapid transit systems
- List of metro systems
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- "Metro Goes To Mundka On new green line". The Times of India. 2010-04-01.
- "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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