Delhi Metro`s phase III work to start in November

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 19:13

New Delhi: Fast-tracking its preliminary
work of Phase-III, Delhi Metro has invited applications for
the design of Overhead Equipment (OHE) system for elevated
corridors of the ambitious project which is expected to kick
off in November.

Besides, it has also invited applications for design of
power supply for underground lines like the Central
Secretariat-Kashmere Gate corridor.
The OHE is used to transmit electrical energy to trams,
trolleybuses or trains at a distance from the energy supply
point.

The tenders for design of 25kV Overhead Equipment (OHE)
system for elevated lines and power supply for both
underground and elevated lines including checking of design of
receiving substations and design validation have floated for
Jahangirpuri-Badli, Central Secretariat-Kashmiri Gate,
Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar Janakpuri-Botanical Garden Corridor and
Badarpur-Faridabad corridors.

The designs would be submitted to the Delhi Metro in the
next few months after which a decision on whether any changes
in the OHE system will be taken.

"As of now there are no plans to change the design of the
OHE system. But if there is a need it could be done. But that
will be done only after the designs are submitted," a DMRC
spokesman said.

The Phase-III project envisages connecting another 103 km
of the national capital to the Metro network and it would
begin with the construction of a small stretch between Central
Secretariat and Mandi House in November.
PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 19:13

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