The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started trial runs on the 14-km long Faridabad-Badarpur stretch. This route is a fully elevated section of the Metro rail network and is scheduled to become fully operational by June this year.
The Faridabad-Badarpur corridor is understood to be an extension of the current Mandi House – Badarpur line which carries an officially estimated passenger ridership of 1.92 lakhs per day. The extended route shall run along the Kashmere Gate terminus and on to Escorts Mujesar covering a distance of 43.4 kilometres. The route is expected to have a total of 32 stations.
This route is understood to be the DMRC’s maiden foray into Haryana about five years ago and the trial run started from Badarpur station and ended at the Old Faridabad Metro station. A host of tests were undertaken during the trial run including the complete test signalling system, braking and communications with the Operations Control Centre.
It is reported that once the trial runs have been completed successfully, the DMRC will need to get clearance from the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), which checks all the parameters for passenger safety.