New Delhi: Delhi Metro is expected to complete the Jahangirpuri to Samaypur Badli corridor, extension of line two, by the year end and open it for public by March next year.
About 10 to 25 percent work is left to be completed at the three Metro stations, Badli Mor, Rohini Sector 18 and Samaypur Badli, on the 4.3 km long corridor that will draw commuters from Jahangirpuri, GT Karnal road, Rohini, Transport Nagar and Badli in northwest Delhi.
According to DMRC officials, ten per cent work is to be completed on Rohini Sector-18 and Badli Mor stations while nearly 70-75 percent work is over at Samaypur Badli station and in the overall viaduct construction in the corridor.
The construction work is expected to be completed by the end of this year, a DMRC spokesperson said, adding that the scheduled opening of this line is in March 2015.
The elevated viaduct on this corridor crosses the Northern Railway (NR) tracks of Delhi-Ambala route between Adarsh Nagar and Badli stations, for which DMRC will go over the Railway tracks by providing a 45 meter span steel bridge on both the lines.
The bottom level of this steel bridge will be more than 12 metres above the existing railway track level, and permission from Railways is awaited to launch the steel girder bridges.
The ridership on this route in 2016 as per DPR is expected to be around 7,186 at Badli, 11,133 at Rohini Sector-18 and 10,262 at Samaypur Badli.Another challenge is launching of five numbers of special steel spans crossing the Outer Ring Road just after Badli Mor Metro Station towards the Rohini-Sector 18 Metro Station.
As PWD is also constructing flyover on Outer Ring Road here, the Metro alignment has to be planned above the PWD flyover. One of the piers on Outer Ring Road is common for both the Metro alignment and the flyover.
This has been planned in consultation with PWD and the construction of this common pier is being done by DMRC.
The Badli Mor Station, on the Jahangirpuri?Badli Metro corridor (extension of present Line 2 - Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre) has been designed in such a way that the station structure will have provision for expansion in Phase 4 as well.
In Phase 4, the station will be an interchange with the proposed R K Ashram-Mukundpur-Janakpuri (West) section, which will connect the presently operational Line 2 with Line 7 (Majlish Park?Shiv Vihar) and Line 8 (Janakpuri West?Botanical Garden) which are being constructed as part of Phase 3.
The future expansion of the station for Phase 4 will be very easy and will not cause much inconvenience to commuters using the station at that stage, the DMRC spokesperson said, adding that the Phase 4 platform will come up above the phase 3 platform on this section.