New Delhi: In good news for residents of
Faridabad, Delhi Metro on Wednesday began construction of the 14-km
link that connects the satellite city with the national
The laying of foundation for piers/pillars on which
viaduct will be put up began today at Faridabad in the
presence of Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh and
officials from Haryana Government.
The first piling work started near Sector 28, Faridabad
on the Mathura Road National Highway.
The fully-elevated corridor, the longest Metro line in
the NCR, will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2,533
crore by 2016 when the Delhi Metro`s Phase-III is expected to
The Badarpur-Faridabad link is an extension of the
existing Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor and will be
integrated with it after completion.
According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), the daily
ridership of this 13.875 km Metro corridor is expected to be
2.14 lakhs (in 2014 after commissioning of the corridor for
The civil contract for the construction of this corridor
has been awarded in February, 2012, and the corridor will be
commissioned by end of 2014.
The average height of the pillars on this corridor will
be approximately 9 meters and over 500 piers (pillar) will be
erected to make the viaduct for this corridor.
"On this corridor, Delhi Metro will be using specially
designed pre-cast U shaped girders to complete the viaduct in
a short time of 20 months. This is for the first time in Delhi
Metro`s history where a single span of approx. 27 metres in
length and weighing about 160 tonnes will be used," a DMRC