The five-station elevated extension is expected to increase ridership
on the Violet Line from 125,000 per day to around 200,000, and takes
the total extent of the network to 161km with 135 stations.

delhi-metro.jpgAs part of the project the Violet Line train fleet has been increased
from 16 to 20, allowing services to operate at four minute intervals
during peak periods. The trains were supplied by a consortium of
Mitsubishi, Hyundai Rotem, and Bharat Earth Movers Limited, which
assembled the vehicles at its plant in Bangalore.

The first phase of the line between Sarita Vihar and Central
Secretariat opened in October. This section was originally due to open
in March 2010 but was delayed following the collapse of a viaduct at
Zamrudpur in July 2009, which killed nine construction workers.

A 6.8km extension north from Central Secretariat to Red Fort and 13.9km
south towards Faridabad are planned as part of the Phase 3 expansion of
the network.