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Delhi Metro’s Silver Line Renamed to Golden Line (Line-10)

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s management on Thursday officially reassigned and renamed Delhi Metro’s upcoming 23.60 km Silver Line (Aerocity – Tughlakabad) to Golden Line.

Construction on Delhi Metro’s Golden Line of the 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project is currently underway via 3 underground packages (DC-07 by Afcons Infrastructure, DC-08 by J Kumar Infraprojects & DC-09 by Larsen & Toubro) and 1 elevated package DC-04 by YFC Projects.

This mostly underground line (Line-10) with 16 stations was officially assigned the silver color-code in September 2020. Per internal communication documents I got a hold of, Delhi Metro’s Golden Line was in fact for a short period (November 2023 – January 2024) known as Gold Line.

The line will be serviced by thirteen 6-coach Alstom trains which were ordered under Package RS-17 in October 2022. Here are two DMRC documents pertaining to that package notifying other DMRC managers of the name change.

November 6, 2023: Silver Line to Gold Line

January 25, 2024: Gold Line to Golden Line

16 stations of Delhi Metro’s Golden Line are currently under construction at Aerocity, Mahipalpur, Vasant Kunj, Kishangarh, Chhatarpur, Chhattarpur Mandir, IGNOU, Neb Sarai, Saket G-Block, Ambedkar Nagar, Khanpur, Sangam Vihar, Maa Anandmayee Marg Junction, Tughlakabad Railway Colony (Pul Prahaladpur) and Tughlakabad.

Delhi Metro Golden Line’s map showing key stations, ramps and depot – view Delhi Metro Phase 4 map & information

This isn’t the first time DMRC has reassigned a new color. Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line built in Phase 3 was color-coded brown until 2015. Hyundai Rotem even rolled out a brown-striped train at their Changwon plant in South Korea.

Personally I think the decision to name it Golden Line is terrible. The color itself is too close to yellow (Samaypur Badli – Millienium City Centre) and orange (NDLS – Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25) – two of the three lines it will have interchanges with.

Besides, ‘golden’ is not even a color. It’s an adjective used to describe something that appears to be bright or lustrous like the color gold (noun), so I’m not entirely sure what the DMRC was thinking with that second change.

With this development, I’ve re-coded my Delhi Metro Phase 4 map.

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