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Rapid rail to cross over Metro line near Delhi-Noida border, viaduct completed



Rapid rail to cross over Metro line near Delhi-Noida border, viaduct completed

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail corridor has successfully completed the construction of the viaduct crossing over the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro. This viaduct of the Rapid Rail corridor, called RapidX, crosses the Delhi Metro corridor at a height of about 20 meters near the New Ashok Nagar Metro Station near the Delhi-Noida border.

“New Ashok Nagar Metro Station receives a large number of commuters from Noida. Once the RRTS corridor is operational, commuters will have the option to travel towards Meerut or to other RRTS corridors from this station,” said the National Capital Region Transport Corporation, which is undertaking the RapidX project.

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.

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