Metro bends to cut into crowded East Delhi

To overcome the challenges posed by the tightly-packed East Delhi,the DMRC will be constructing 14 sharp curves on the 13-km Trilokpuri to Seelampur stretch.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 17, 2013 1:33 am

To overcome the challenges posed by the tightly-packed East Delhi,the DMRC will be constructing 14 sharp curves on the

13-km Trilokpuri to Seelampur stretch. The elevated section is part of the 59-km Mukundpur to Shiv Vihar corridor under the Phase-III of Metro expansion.

The Metro line will see these “sharp curves” on the 25-km elevated corridor beginning from Hazrat Nizamuddin station to Shiv Vihar in East Delhi.

“Because of the uneven twists and turns,the Delhi Metro is forced to construct as many as 14 curves on this stretch that passes through very congested areas,” a DMRC spokesperson said.

According to DMRC,curves of less than 300-metre radius are considered sharp curves. The first sharp curve will be at Trilokpuri Block-15,measuring 210 metres in radius. The minimum radius of the curvature on the corridor is 200 metres.

The areas that this line will go through include Trilokpuri,Kalyanwas,Vinod Nagar,IP Extension,Anand Vihar,Karkardooma,Welcome,Seelampur,Jaffrabad and Maujpur.

This is for the first time that the DMRC would be constructing sharp curves on the standard gauge corridor. “This is a unique feature that the DMRC engineers would accomplish,” a DMRC official said.

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