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    Night time lapse of traffic at Moolchand

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    Moolchand is a Delhi Metro station in Delhi. It is located between Lajpat Nagar and Kailash Colony stations on the Violet Line. The station was opened with the first section of the Line on October 3, 2010 in time for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the same day.

    The Violet Line is one of the six lines of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. The line connects Central Secretariat station, of Yellow Line with Badarpur. The line consists of 16 metro stations with a total length of 20.16 kilometres (12.53 mi). The Central Secretariat—Sarita Vihar section of the line was opened on October 3, 2010 and was extended to Badarpur on January 14, 2011.

    The Violet Line was originally supposed to open in March 2010. On July 12, 2009, a portion of a bridge under construction collapsed when its cantilever pier collapsed on load of launching girder at Zamrudpur, near East of Kailash, on the Central Secretariat -- Badarpur corridor. Six people were killed and 15 others injured. The day after, on July 13, 2009, a crane that was removing the debris collapsed, and with a bowling pin effect collapsed two other nearby cranes, injuring six.

    DMRC have placed an order for additional rolling stock for the line. The Delhi Metro phase III project will have more than 1,800 coaches by the year 2015-16. Projecting the needs, additional 60 coaches will be required for the Faridabad Line and 32 more coaches will be required for the Green Line extension.

    The line starts as underground from Central Secretariat till Jangpura, passing under Khan Market and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Then the elevated portion goes through Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Colony, Nehru Place, Okhla, Sarita Vihar, till the Badarpur Station. Length of each platform is 140 meters with a width of 6.5 meteres. Beyond Central Secretariat towards Kashmere Gate of Violet Line under phase 3 of Delhi Metro is under construction.

    Source: Wkipedia

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