New Delhi: Work on one of the new corridors of the Delhi Metro’s Phase III has speeded up with the tunneling near Naraina Vihar starting from Monday. The corridor is the Majlis Park (Mukundpur) to Shiv Vihar line.
“DMRC has started underground tunneling near Naraina Vihar on the Ring Road Metro stretch which is approximately 2.2km long,” said a spokesperson for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The statement comes amidst fears that delays in the phase III could have an impact on the deadline for the corridors. Phase III will have two new corridors—Mukundpur to Shiv Vihar and Janakpuri (West) to Botanical Garden. The stretch is between Mayapuri and Delhi Cantonment and the tunnel will be 1,103m long. “The soil profile of the area is mixed with quartzite rock and silt soil, and therefore, the Tunnel Boring Machine mobilized for the work is capable of tunneling in soil as well as rock and has a special mixed cutter head,” he added