DELHI (Metro Rail News): Northeast Delhi which is well known for poor road infrastructure and transport connectivity, is going to get major relief as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started working on the city’s first double-decker viaduct – with the Metro on top and a flyover below between Bhajanpura and Gokulpuri. It will be completed by 2023.
This metro-cum-flyover is being developed for the first time in the city as part of the Delhi Metro’s Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor under Phase IV. Currently, a similar stretch is present in Jaipur. Under this corridor, an integrated elevated viaduct, which is a double-decker structure with a PWD flyover at the lower deck and Metro line at the upper deck, is being constructed between Bhajanpura and Yamuna Vihar stations.
A DMRC official said that “The piling work for this viaduct is almost over and currently casting of piers and installation of cross-arm at flyover level is under progress. In addition, the casting of T-girder for PWD flyover and U-girder for Metro line are in progress at casting yard at Garhi Mandu.”
According to the officials, this stretch will provide flawless connectivity to hugely populated areas. It is expected to ease the traffic that occurs on the Gokulpuri roundabout and between the Bhajanpura and Gokulpuri stretch. Once the flyover is constructed, commuting between Ghaziabad, North and central Delhi from Northeast Delhi will become easier and more comfortable.
The total length of the stretch will be about 1.4 km. The metro viaduct on the upper deck will be constructed at a height of 18.5 metres, while the flyover below it will be at a height of 9.5metres. “The Bhajanpura and Yamuna Vihar stations will come up at a height of 18.5 metres at rail level. Construction is in full swing and is expected to be completed by December 2023,” said the official.
DMRC and PWD are planning to construct another double-decker viaduct in South Delhi between Tughlakabad and Saket G Block, which is also the part of Phase IV corridor. According to officials the preconstruction work on this stretch has already been started.