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Delhi Metro awards first civil contract of Tughlakabad-Aerocity corridor

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, January 2, 2020

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded the first civil contract for the Tughlakabad - Aerocity Metro corridor of its Phase 4 project.

The contract involves construction of Metro viaduct from Sangam Vihar to Saket - G including four elevated Metro stations -- Sangam Vihar, Khanpur-Devoli, Ambedkar Nagar and Saket-G, a press release from DMRC said.

The highlight of this section will be a double decker viaduct which will include the Metro viaduct as well as an elevated six-lane flyover from Sangam Vihar to Ambedkar Nagar. An underpass will also come up at Saket-G.

After construction of this stretch, the Mehrauli Badarpur Road will be signal free from Sangam Vihar to Saket. The work shall be completed in about three years, the release said.

The Tughlakabad – Aerocity Metro corridor is 20.20 kms long with 15 stations. It will connect the Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh Violet Line with the Airport Express Link. Three corridors of Phase 4 have so far been approved under which, 61.679 kilometres of new Metro lines shall be constructed across three different corridors comprising 45 stations.

A total of three civil contracts have so far been awarded for the Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 corridors. The other contracts awarded are:

· Construction of 10 stations on the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram Metro corridor - Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar & North Pitampura.

· The Maujpur to Majlis Park corridor comprising of bridge across river Yamuna and Integrated Elevated Viaduct with PWD flyover at lower deck & Metro line at upper deck from Yamuna Vihar to Bhajanpura and 08 Elevated Stations viz. Yamuna Vihar, Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas, Sonia Vihar, Soorghat, Jagatpur Village, Jharoda and Burari station.

The construction work of Phase 4 commenced on December 30, 2019 at Haiderpur Badli Mor on the Janakpuri West -- R.K Ashram Marg, where piling work was started in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director Mangu Singh.

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