Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Extension of Metro’s Yellow Line nearly over

The under-construction Metro station at Rohini, Sector 18. (Source:  Praveen KHanna) The under-construction Metro station at Rohini, Sector 18. (Source: Express photo by Praveen KHanna)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: July 12, 2014 2:52 am | Updated: July 12, 2014 8:18 am

Nearly 90 percent of the construction on major portions of the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli extension line under phase-III of the Delhi Metro is complete, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials said on Friday.

The Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro, which operates between Gurgaon and Jahangirpuri, is set to get three new stations — Badli Mor, Rohini Sector 18 and Samaypur Badli. The 4.39-kilometre long corridor will connect the far flung areas of Outer Delhi to Central and South Delhi and NCR.

“Areas that will benefit from new stations are Jahangirpuri, GT Karnal Road, Rohini, Transport Nagar and Badli. While civil work is 90 per cent complete at Rohini Sector-18 and Badli Mor stations, it is 75 per cent done at Samaypur Badli station. The overall viaduct construction progress in the corridor is 70 per cent complete,” DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.

Outlining the challenges in the construction, Dayal said the building the elevated viaduct above the Northern Railway tracks of busy Delhi-Ambala route had been a huge problem. An MCD underpass also goes through the Outer Ring Road.
“The elevated viaduct is between Adarsh Nagar and Badli stations. The Delhi Metro alignment, just before the Badli Mor Metro station, is crossing the Northern Railway tracks and there are two separate viaducts for both up and down lines,” he said.

To overcome the challenge, DMRC will provide a 45-metre span steel bridge at the location on both lines. The bridge will be built 12 metres above the the railway track.

DMRC said they had already consulted the Railway authorities to launch steel girders and were awaiting clearances for the same.

The second major challenge faced by DMRC was to ensure smooth traffic movement on the Outer Ring Road, where the Badli Mor station stands. Interestingly, the Public Works Department (PWD) is also constructing a flyover in the area and the Metro tracks will be constructed above the flyover.

The biggest of the three metro stations is the Badli Mor station, which is being developed at three levels. “The first level is at the ground floor. Then, there will a concourse and the tracks. Above that, construction for phase-IV has begun,” an engineer said.

DMRC spokespersons said the Badli Mor station has been designed to provide for the expansion of phase-IV, where an interchange between RK Ashram-Mukundpur-Janakpuri (West) sections has been proposed. This will connect the operational part of Yellow Line with the proposed Brown Line (from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar) and Pink Line (between Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden).

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