New Delhi: People will have to wait longer for the Metro operation on the Pink Line's Shiv Vihar - Trilokpuri Corridor. Operation of the Metro on this corridor is delaying due to non-completion of safety inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS). September is about to expire but the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has not been able to send the necessary files and documents to the CMRS for the security standards of this corridor.
Due to this, the commencement of the Metro, which was expected in August, is likely to start in the next month. The total length from Shiv Vihar to Majlis Park is 58.59 km but the metro train is operational only in 29.66 km stretch. The Metro is being operated between Majlis Park and Lajpat Nagar, while the 28.93 kilometer is remaining to be operational. Of this 9.79 km long, Lajpat Nagar has recently started a trial of the Metro between Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 and the Shiva Vihar-Trilokpuri Corridor is already under going.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) targeted to start operations on this corridor in August but they fail their deadline and now sources said that the operation is likely to start in September. Before opening of any section for metro train operation for public, safety clearance and approvals is required from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS). Only after inspecting the newly constructed corridor, CMRS is approved for operation. DMRC has not yet sent the file to the CMRS for inspection. Therefore, it is clear that this corridor is not technically fully ready for operation.
According to project completion target set by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Phase III projects were to be completed by 2016. But due to some land issues, the operation on the Pink Line has now been delayed. DMRC says that the Metro trial will be completed soon on this corridor. DMRC expects the operation on this corridor will start in October.