CMRS to inspect Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda corridor on February 5

Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety S K Pathak will inspect the Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda section of metro on February 5, 2019

Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of metro to be inspected on Feb 5
Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda section of metro to be inspected on Feb 5

New Delhi, Metro Rail News: The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will inspect the 9.41 km long Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda section of Delhi Metro’s Red Line on February 5, officials said Friday.

This section will be an extension of the 25.09-km Rithala-Dilshad Garden corridor (Red Line) having 21 stations.

According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) official “Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety S K Pathak will inspect the Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda section of metro on February 5, 2019″

“This 9.41-km elevated section comprises eight stations — Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River Station and New Bus Adda,” he said.

After the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network span will become 336.5 km with 244 metro stations.

This will be the last of the step before the project is ready for commissioning which is expected any time after 15 February 2019 as per GDA (Ghaziabad Development Authority). It was in June 2014 that GDA and DMRC signed MoU for the extension of the presently operational Rithala – Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad.

All along 9.41 KM about 400 pillars have been erected at a height between 10m to 12m from ground. The trial on this corridor was started by DMRC in August last year and PIB approval for the project came in December.

The cost of the project has varied since 2014 when the project was conceived. It was Rs 1770 crore in 2014 after which DMRC came up with revised DPR pegging the project cost to Rs 2210 crore. But three months ago it the completion cost was downsized to Rs 1781.21 crore.

Construction of this corridor was a major challenge as it runs along the busy GT Road which has non – stop traffic running throughout the day. Due to this most of the construction activities including launching of girders had to be carried out during night hours.

This would be the second Metro Line in Ghaziabad after Vaishali and the first metro link connecting the interiors of Ghaziabad. This corridor will pass through the Sahibabad Industrial Area and will significantly impact the residential areas lying in proximity.

The metro line will connect residents of Ghaziabad City with various parts of Delhi / NCR. As per DMRC this corridor will see a daily ridership of about 20,000 passengers

The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 327 km with 236 stations.

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