NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) began work on the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram corridor’s underground section of Phase IV project on July 17, 2020.
The 28.92 km long Janakpuri West – RK Ashram corridor to have 22 stations will be an extension of the magenta line that connects Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West.
According to the DMRC official, the Construction of a D Wall and casting of tunnel segments of the corridor has formally started.
Mr. Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson, said that the construction D Wall starts at Krishna Park Extension Metro station, and the tunnel segments would be used for tunnelling with tunnel boring machines on a 1.4 kilometre stretch between Janakpuri West and Keshopur.
“The approximately two-kilometre stretch will also have the Krishna Park Extension station in between as well as a 365-metre cut and cover ramp near Keshopur leading to the elevated section,” He added further.
Around 7.74 kilometres of the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram corridor will contain of underground lines, officials said.
“The work was awarded in December last year. In spite of all constraints like the shortage of labourers and materials due to the lockdown, the milestone could achieve on time. The tunnel segments are being cast at the casting yard in Mundka,” said Mr Dayal. The casting work of U-girders for the corridor had begun on June 24.
Two more corridors
Under the Phase IV project, approximately 62 kilometres of new metro lines are projected to be added to the already operational network of 389 kilometres. Additionally, 45 stations will be added to the DMRC’s 285 existing stations.