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Documentary film on Delhi Metro screened at IFFI

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 17:04

New Delhi: A documentary film highlighting
the technological and engineering challenges faced by the
Delhi Metro during the construction of its ambitious Phase-II
was screened at the International Film Festival of India in
Goa.

The film, `The Dream Fulfilled Memories of the
engineering Challenges`, was screened yesterday at IFFI, which
kicked off in Goa on November 23.

Screened under the `Indian Panorama` section of the
festival, the film used 3D graphics to depict the various
hurdles confronted by Delhi Metro engineers during the
Phase-II, under which 125 km of the capital came under the
Metro map.

The film also depicts the various engineering challenges
that the DMRC faced during the construction work, in such an
easy manner, that people with non-engineering backgrounds
would also easily understand, DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

The film, which was introduced to the audience by IFFI
Director Shankar Mohan, was widely appreciated by delegates
and critics and is slated for a repeat screening on December
3, the concluding day of the 10-day long festival.

The film showcases the various challenges that the DMRC
team faced such as the construction of a bridge with a 100
metre span at Okhla over railway tracks, the signature bridge
over the Ring Road at Moolchand, the viaduct over Dhaula Kuan,
the Zamrudpur mishap and its eventual timely completion, the
construction of a steel made station at Chattarpur etc.

"DMRC’s second phase of construction ranks as one of the
most challenging engineering projects taken up in any urban
centre across the world.

"125 kilometes of Metro lines across seven corridors were
built in only four and a half years, which is among the
fastest anywhere in the world," Dayal said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 17:04

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