GURUGRAM (Metro Rail Project): On Thursday, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) announced the initiation of expediting pending work on the coming Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar RRTS corridor that had been delayed because of the lockdown.
As per the corporation, road widening among the IDLP Complex with the Atul Kataria Chowk in Gurugram work for that had been held up because of the lack of labour would begin soon and that tenders for many components of the project are now being finalised. Officials stated that the corridor design work is being done remotely and has picked up pace in the last 2 months.
NCRTC spokesperson Sudhir Sharma said that we are still in a detailed-design stage. There have been few slight falls back in the construction schedule in the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor, the Delhi-Alwar corridor is not affected so firmly.
Now, this corridor has not got the Centre’s nod yet, viewing as the nodal ministry for the project. Still, Sudhir Sharma replied that because of the absence of traffic in the last 2 months the officials were capable to take out other pre-construction works in Gurugram smoothly.
A water pipeline of the GMDA’s that was in the way of the alignment has been strongly shifted. Now, we are passing on to shifting of high-tension lines.
NCRTC also offered pre-construction tunnelling studies throughout the lockdown, he stated. “The Delhi-Rajasthan route has many tunnels in the alignment some almost 6-7 km long.
We initiated pre-construction investigations to assure proper ventilation for workers inside these tunnels once construction work starts, Mr Sharma further added.
In the coming week’s various tenders for design and construction are likely to be awarded. According to NCRTC press release, these cover tenders for detailed-design consultations, and civil constructions for viaducts, tunnels and RRTS stations among Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi & the Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex in Rajasthan, on Thursday.