Seven months after the Haryana government approved the detailed project report of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor between Delhi and Alwar, work on phase one — which links Delhi, Gurgaon, and the SNB (Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror) Urban Complex — is picking up pace.
Officials said while soil testing, geotechnical investigation and utility diversion are already underway, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation has begun conducting pile load tests — a critical step to determine “resistance and load-bearing capacity of the soil” before setting up piers, viaducts — at Rajiv Chowk.
“A tender has also been floated for engaging a Detailed Design Consultant for civil, architectural and E&M works for the design of three elevated stations in Gurgaon-Udyog Vihar, Sector 17, and Rajiv Chowk, and for an elevated viaduct between IDPL complex ramp to Rajiv Chowk ramp,” said an official.
The 106-km-long Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB Urban Complex corridor will be elevated for 71 km and will run underground for 35 km. It will converge at Sarai Kale Khan with the other RRTS corridors — Delhi-Meerut corridor and Delhi-Panipat corridor. It is expected to reduce travel time between Delhi and SNB to around 70 minutes.