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Metro rolls out new coaches amid delays

delhi Updated: Sep 26, 2009 00:42 IST
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Delhi Metro is set to miss some deadlines. The collapse on Central Secretariat-Badarpur line at Zamrudpur Village near Lady Sri Ram College in south Delhi in July this year has forced Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to reschedule the opening of six new metro corridors in the Capital.

The 13.1-kilometre-long Yamuna Bank - Noida section, which was scheduled to be open in September 2009, would now open in December.

DMRC is constructing six new corridors and extending three operational lines in phase II. Three extension lines have already been made operational. Work is on at the others.

The plan was to open the Noida section in June 2009. Unavailability of metro coaches and strengthening of all cantilever pillars on this section forced a delay in opening.

“Eleven cantilever piers on the Noida corridor are being strengthened and the work will be over in a month. We also hope to get more trains by November and start the operations by early December,” said E Sreedharan, DMRC's managing director.

The 18.46-km Inderlok - Mundka section, to be opened in November 2009, will now be opened in January 2010.

The 6.17-km Yamuna Bank - Anand Vihar line has also been delayed by almost a month and will now be operational in January 2010.

The Lajpat Nagar - Badarpur section on Central Secretariat - Badarpur Line will open in August 2010.

“We lost five months in the Central Secretariat - Badarpur line due to the Zamrudpur mishap,” Sreedharan said.