Violet Line (Delhi Metro)

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Violet Line (Line 6)
DelhiMetroVioletLine.JPG
Fleets of Violet line trains supplied by Mitsubishi. Here, a train leaves from JLN Stadium Metro Station.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Delhi Metro
Status Operational
Locale Delhi and Faridabad
Termini Kashmere Gate
Escorts Mujesar
Stations 32
Daily ridership 300,000 (daily) (as of May2018)[1]
Operation
Opened 3 October 2010[2]
Owner DMRC
Operator(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Character Underground and Elevated
Rolling stock Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML Standard gauge
Technical
Line length 40.35 kilometres (25.07 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

The Violet Line is one of the eight lines of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. The line connects Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad. The line consists of 32 metro stations with a total length of 40.35 kilometres (25.07 mi).[3][4][5][6] The Central Secretariat - Sarita Vihar section of the line was opened on 3 October 2010 and was extended to Badarpur on 14 January 2011. The line was extended from Central Secretariat up to Mandi House on 26 June 2014 and further extended to ITO on 8 June 2015. The line was further extended to Kashmere Gate metro station via Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Qila on 28 May 2017. The stretch between ITO and Kashmere Gate metro station is popularly known as the Heritage Line. This line acts as a parallel link for those, who travel in the heavily used Yellow Line and connects the interior parts of South Delhi, a little of Central Delhi to the satellite town of Faridabad.[7] An extension southwards till Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2015.[8]

History[edit]

The Violet Line was originally supposed to open in March 2010.[9] On 12 July 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 SecretariatBadarpur corridor. Six people were killed and 15 others injured.[10] The day after, on 13 July 2009, a crane that was removing the debris collapsed, and with a bowling pin effect collapsed two other nearby cranes, injuring six.[11]

An extension from the Badarpur-end of the line was opened on 6 September 2015 to cater to the satellite city of Faridabad. This is the second line to cross the Delhi-Haryana border after the Yellow Line to Gurgaon. This extension runs fully elevated for 13.87 km and has 9 stations.[8]

History
Extension date Termini Length Stations
3 October 2010 Central Secretariat Sarita Vihar 13.6 kilometers (8.5 mi) 13
14 January 2011 Sarita Vihar Badarpur 4.2 kilometers (2.6 mi) 3
26 June 2014 Mandi House Central Secretariat 3.03 kilometers (1.88 mi) 2
8 June 2015 Mandi House ITO 0.972 kilometers (0.604 mi) 1
6 September 2015 Badarpur Escorts Mujesar 13.875 kilometers (8.622 mi) 9
28 May 2017 Kashmere Gate ITO 5.17 kilometers (3.21 mi) 4
October 2018 Escorts Mujesar Ballabhgarh metro station 3.205 kilometers (1.991 mi) 2
Total Kashmere Gate Escorts Mujesar 40.35 kilometers (25.07 mi) 32

The depot is in Ajronda, adjacent to Neelam Chowk Ajronda metro station.[12]

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.

Violet Line
वायलेट लाइन (Line 6)
Kashmere Gate - Ballabhgarh
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Length- 3.2 km Elevated. Total Stations 2 Elevated. Cumulative physical progress of civil works up to Feb 2018 is 95.75 percent. The line is targeted for completion in Sept 2018 subject to land and fund availability from HUDA.
Delhi Metro Violet Line
 Red Line 
Kashmere GateBSicon BUS.svg
 Yellow Line 
Lal Qila
Jama Masjid
Delhi Gate
ITO
Mandi House  Blue Line 
Janpath
Central Secretariat  Yellow Line 
Khan Market
Lodi Road
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Ring Railway
Jangpura
Lajpat Nagar  Pink Line 
Ring Road
Moolchand
Kailash Colony
Nehru Place
Kalkaji Mandir  Magenta Line 
Outer Ring Road
Govind Puri
Harkesh Nagar OkhlaMainline rail interchange
Indian Railways
Jasola Apollo
Sarita Vihar
Mohan Estate
TughlakabadMainline rail interchange
BadarpurBSicon BUS.svg
Delhi
Haryana
border
Sarai
NH2-IN.svg Mathura Road / NH-2
NHPC Chowk
Mewla Maharajpur
Sector 28
Badkhal Mor
Faridabad OldMainline rail interchange
Neelam Chowk Ajronda
Bata Chowk
Escorts Mujesar
NCB Colony
NH2-IN.svg Mathura Road / NH-2
BallabhgarhMainline rail interchange

The line starts as underground from Kashmere Gate till Jangpura, passing under Khan Market and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Then the elevated portion goes through Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Colony, Nehru Place, Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Sarita Vihar, till the Escorts Mujesar station. The line has interchanges with Yellow Line at Central Secretariat and Kashmere Gate, with Red Line at Kashmere Gate, with Blue Line at Mandi House, with Magenta Line at Kalkaji Mandir & with Pink Line at Lajpat Nagar. Length of each platform is 140 meters with a width of 6.5 meteres.[13] Beyond ITO towards Kashmere Gate Violet Line under phase 3 of Delhi Metro was opened on 28 May 2017. Length- 3.2 km Elevated. Total Stations 2 Elevated. Cumulative physical progress of civil works is 99.95 percent. The line is targeted for completion in June-2018 subject to land and fund availability from HUDA.

Stations[edit]

The stations proposed for the violet Line are:[14]

Underground
Violet Line
# Station Name Opening Interchange

Connection

Station Layout Depot Connection Depot Layout Coordinates
English Hindi
1 Wazirabad Surghat 2022      Pink LineNoneNoneNone
2 Khyber Pass 2022 None UndergroundNoneNoneNone
3 Manju Ka Tilla 2022 None UndergroundNoneNoneNone
4 Bodh Vihar Yamuna Ghat 2022 None UndergroundNoneNoneNone
5 Kashmere Gate कश्मीरी गेट 20 December 2004      Red Line,
     Yellow Line,
Kashmere Gate ISBT
Underground None None None
6 Lal Qila लाल किला 28 May 2017 None Underground None None None
7 Jama Masjid जामा मस्जिद 28 May 2017 None Underground None None None
8 Delhi Gate दिल्ली गेट 28 May 2017     Aqua Line

Underground None None None
9 ITO ईटीओ 8 June 2015 Tilak Bridge railway station

Mainline rail interchange Indian Railways

Underground None None None
10 Mandi House मंडी हाउस 26 June 2014      Blue Line Underground None None None
11 Janpath जनपथ 26 June 2014 None Underground None None None
12 Central Secretariat केंद्रीय सचिवालय 3 October 2010      Yellow Line Underground None None None
13 Khan Market खान मार्किट 3 October 2010 None Underground None None None
14 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium जवाहर लाल नेहरू स्टेडियम 3 October 2010 None Underground None None None
15 Jangpura जंगपुरा 3 October 2010 Lajpat Nagar railway station

Mainline rail interchange Indian Railways

Underground None None None
16 Lajpat Nagar लाजपत नगर     Pink Line

    Moss Green Line Branch

Elevated None None None
17 Moolchand मूलचंद 3 October 2010 None Elevated None None None
18 Kailash Colony कैलाश कॉलोनी 3 October 2010 None Elevated None None None
19 Nehru Place नेहरू प्लेस 3 October 2010 None Elevated None None None
20 Kalkaji Mandir कालकाजी मंदिर 3 October 2010      Magenta Line Elevated None None None
21 Govind Puri गोविंद पुरी 3 October 2010 None Elevated None None None
22 Harkesh Nagar Okhla हरेशेश नगर ओखला 3 October 2010 Okhla railway station

Mainline rail interchange Indian Railways

Elevated None None None
23 Jasola Apollo जसोला अपोलो 3 October 2010 None Elevated None None None
24 Sarita Vihar सरिता विहार 3 October 2010 None Elevated Sarita Vihar Depot At Grade None
25 Mohan Estate मोहन एस्टेट 14 January 2011 None Elevated None None None
26 Tughlakabad तुगलकाबाद 14 January 2011 Tughlakabad railway station

Mainline rail interchange Indian Railways
    Moss Green Line

Elevated None None None
27 Badarpur Border बदरपुर बॉर्डर 14 January 2011 None Elevated None None None
28 Sarai सराय 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
29 NHPC Chowk एनएचपीसी चौक 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
30 Mewla Maharajpur मेवाला महाराजपुर 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
31 Sector 28 सेक्टर 28 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
32 Badkhal Mor बदखल मोर 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
33 Faridabad Old फरीदाबाद ओल्ड 6 September 2015 Faridabad railway station

Mainline rail interchange Indian Railways

Elevated None None None
34 Neelam Chowk Ajronda नीलम चौक अज्रोंडा 6 September 2015 None Elevated Neelam Chowk AjrondaDepot At Grade None
35 Bata Chowk बाटा चौक 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
36 Escorts Mujesar एस्कॉर्ट्स मुजेसर 6 September 2015 None Elevated None None None
37 Sant Surdas (Sihi) संत सूरदास (सिही) October 2018 None Elevated None None None
38 Raja Nahar Singh राजा नाहर सिंह October 2018 Ballabhgarh

Mainline rail interchange Indian Railways

Elevated None None None
39 Sanjay Colony 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
40 Sector 58-59 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
41 Sector 55 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
42 Sikri 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
43 Pirthala 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
44 Patli Kalan 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
45 Alapur 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
46 Huda Chowk Palwal 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
47 Alawpur Chowk 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
48 Palwal Bus Terminal 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
49 Palwal city 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
50 Palwal Extension 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
51 Agra Chowk 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
52 Ram Nagar 2022 None Elevated NoneNoneNone
53 Palwal City Centre 2022 2022 Elevated NoneNoneNone
54 Dholagarh Palwal Rural 2022 None Elevated None None None
55 Palwal Gujar Park 2022 None Elevated None None None

Rolling stock[edit]

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 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge as compared to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) of broad gauge trains.[15]

Extensions[edit]

An extension 3.2 km consisting of two more stations southwards from Escorts Mujesar will be added along this stretch in 2018.[16]

  1. NCB Colony [GOOD YEAR]
  2. Ballabhgarh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goswami, Sweta (15 June 2015). "Violet Line users for more coaches". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_delhi-metro-to-jln-stadium-rolls-out-phase-ii-almost-complete_1446853 Delhi metro to JLN Stadium rolls out, Phase-II almost complete
  3. ^ "DMRC opens Sarita Vihar-Badarpur section". The Hindu. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  4. ^ "Metro finally at Badarpur". The Times of India. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  5. ^ "Badarpur to be linked to Metro network today". Indian Express. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  6. ^ "DMRC opens Sarita Vihar–Badarpur section". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2011. Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Delhi Metro's Mandi House-Central Secretariat line opens". 26 June 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "PM Modi set to launch Faridabad corridor on September 6". IBN Live. PTI. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  10. ^ "A chronology of Delhi Metro accidents". Indo-Asian News Service. Hindustan Times Online. 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-07-12.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Megha Suri (2009-07-14). "Day 2: 3 cranes fall, Metro image takes beating". The Times of India. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Central Secretariat to become an interchange station soon". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 21 December 2009.
  14. ^ "Metro Network Phase I, II, III & NCR" (pdf). Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). February 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  16. ^ http://www.delhimetrorail.com/press_reldetails.aspx?id=4q8IfnclpVGbglld

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