Carrying out construction work at such a height over the existing and already operational metro track is viewed as a significant achievement. “NCRTC received unwavering support from DMRC during this construction. The construction was completed safely by NCRTC while ensuring uninterrupted services of the metro,” the Corporation wrote in a statement.
The construction was carried out at night, and segments of the girder were lifted and joined together to construct the full span of the viaduct.
According to NCRTC officials, multi-modal integration is the guiding principle of the RRTS project. To facilitate this, RRTS stations have been strategically planned to be as close as possible to existing modes of public transport.
To provide connectivity between the RRTS station and the Metro station at New Ashok Nagar, NCRTC is constructing a 90-meter-long and 6-meter-wide Foot-Over Bridge (FOB).
So far, more than 5 kilometres of the viaduct has been completed in Delhi out of a total of 9 kilometres in the elevated section. 90 percent of the pillar construction work has also been completed. Delhi has around a 14-kilometrE-long section; the rest is an underground section for which tunnel construction has already been completed.
NCRTC aims to operationalise the entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor by the year 2025. Before that, the 17-kilometer-long Priority Section will be commissioned for the public later this year.
Article source: indiatoday.in