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6 Days Before Inauguration, Delhi Metro's Magenta Line Train Crashes Into Wall During Trial Run

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| December 19 , 2017 , 19:06 IST

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been working on the expansion of the state's travelling lifeline and the latest development was supposed to be the inauguration of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line by PM Narendra Modi on Christmas. However, the latest mishap has soured the things a bit.

During the trial run of Metro's first phase from the Botanical garden to Kalkaji, the metro crashed into a wall, no one was injured though. Following the investigation, it was revealed that the automated brakes of the Metro failed to engage, badly damaging the two coaches of the train.

The train missed crashing into the ground by mere distance when it went through the wall at the Kalindi Kunj depot. The latest pictures breaking the internet showcases a portion of the engine sticking out of the wall. The incident has left the inaugural event hanging, suggested the officials.

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The Magenta Line will stretch through 38.23-km and run from Delhi's Janakpuri till the neighbouring Noida. The first phase though will only cover the Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical Garden stretch. The metro line was granted the safety approval by Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) last month.

Magenta Line will serve the people travelling between south Delhi to Noida by reducing their travelling time to merely 19 minutes from 52 minutes. Commuters travelling from Noida to Gurgaon or vice-versa will be able to smoothen their ride by changing trains at Hauz Khas when the line is fully operational.

The metro tunnel has been constructed under the thickly populated residential and commercial areas. Taking an inspiration from the Jubilee line of the London tube, the metro line will have automated platform screen doors at every station.