Delhi Metro to link Faridabad with Delhi



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 capital.

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 be completed.

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 public).

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 spokesman said.

PTI