Delhi Metro installs India’s highest monopole towers on Noida Corridor

Delhi Metro installs India’s highest monopole towers on Noida Corridor

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 9, 2017

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has, for the first time,  installed six monopole towers for Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. (UPPTCL) at Noida Sector – 34 on its under-construction corridor from Noida Sector 34 to Electronic City. 
These towers are 61.2 mts high, the highest for any monopole tower in India, a press release from DMRC said.
A monopole tower is a new type of electricity and wi – fi transmission tower which takes up less space as compared to the conventional lattice tower.
The electricity transmission lines of UPPTCL were infringing the alignment of the corridor in Sector 34, hence DMRC decided to raise the height of these transmission lines. The area is heavily populated and also sees a great volume of traffic on a daily basis, hence raising the height of the towers was not an easy task, the release said.
The decision to install monopole towers was taken to reduce land requirement and save land cost. The space required by a conventional transmission tower was 245 sq mts per tower, whereas one monopole tower required only 33.26 sq mts land. Each monopole tower weighs around 40 tonnes. To further curtail the requirement of land, two transmission lines were clubbed into one monopole tower, it said.
The monopole towers were erected using heavy duty cranes of 400 tonnes capacity. Heavy machinery and trailers were also used in the erection of these towers, which was extremely difficult considering the densely populated area. DMRC took adequate safety precautions while erecting the towers. Testing of the entire structure was done by experts from IIT Mumbai and IIT Roorkee, the release said.
This completely elevated corridor from Noida Sector 34 to Electronic City is approximately 6.8 kms long and comprises six stations.