Delayed ITO-Kashmere Gate corridor on track

Stretch likely to be opened next month

Published - April 28, 2017 01:17 am IST - New Delhi

The Delhi Metro’s delayed ‘heritage corridor’ between ITO and Kashmere Gate is likely to open next month.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has completed all work on the stretch, including civil work, signalling, etc. The DMRC had last month integrated the signalling system between existing operational and upcoming sections.

Inspection pending

All that remains now is an inspection and approval by the Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS). The DMRC has submitted the required documents, following which an inspection will be carried out.

“The DMRC has submitted papers pertaining to the 5.17-km section from ITO-Kashmere Gate. The DMRC has also submitted papers to the Independent Safety Assessor [ISA] for safety certification of signalling systems,” a DMRC spokesperson had told The Hindu earlier.

Paperwork completed

“The documents will be scrutinised, after which an inspection will be planned. The line will be opened after safety certification,” the spokesperson had said.

Sources in the CMRS office said all necessary documents had been received, and that it would take about a month for the inspection to be conducted.

The section, which will include Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort stations, will offer commuters a connect to Kashmere Gate, which will allow for inter-change to the Yellow Line. Also, commuters coming from Kashmere Gate and heading towards Noida or Vaishali can use the Violet Line to reach Mandi House, from where they can take the Blue Line.

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