Delhi Metro Phase-IV: the pace of work is suffering due to COVID-19

DMRC had prepared an online mechanism, Building Information Modelling by which designs, drawings & 3D models were being posted and confirmed online.

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): After four years of delay the construction of Delhi Metro’s Phase-IV had eventually kicked-off at the end of 2019. Following a long pause, on Dec 30, 2019, DMRC had commenced the construction of Phase-IV by piling work at Haiderpur Badli Mor that will be an interchange point among the Yellow Line and upcoming Phase-IV corridor of Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg.

Under Phase-IV there are 6 corridors have been planned, only 3 have got final permission by the Centre with a length of 61.6 km. While the 1st corridor where construction began is Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg, tenders were floated for other sections of this corridor & another two.

When in May, when construction work was approved with safety precautions the DMRC had only a 3rd of workers available as compared with the workforce before the lockdown because so many migrants workers had left for their native villages.

The number was around 3,500 workers available before the lockdown and now it’s between 1,000-1,500, as per DMRC.

Anuj Dayal an executive director of DMRC said that we are resuming work with the rest workforce but the pace of work is suffering.

Mr Dayal further added that adding that Phase-IV construction is still in preceding stages & contracts are being gradually conferred, the progress of the work will be impacted by the less number of labourers and the deadlines will also have to be modified accordingly.

The approved corridors of Delhi Metro Phase-IV

  • Aerocity to Tughlaqabad (20.2 km)
  • Maujpur to Majlis Park (12.5 km)
  • Janakpuri West to RK Ashram (28.9 km)

DMRC had prepared an online mechanism, Building Information Modelling by which designs, drawings & 3D models were being posted and confirmed online.

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