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Faridabad Metro corridor work begins

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started the civil construction for 13.875 km long Metro corridor on Badarpur to YMCA Chowk (Faridabad) corridor.

The first piling work started near Sector 28, Faridabad on the Mathura Road National Highway recently.

The fully elevated corridor will have nine stations and likely to be operational by year 2014.

This is an extension of already operational 20.16 km long Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor of Line -6 which is further extended from Central Secretariat to Kashmree Gate covering 9.36 km.

Once fully operational, Line-6 will be running from Kashmere Gate to YMCA Chowk having a length of 43.40 km and 32 Metro stations.

Of these, five will be interchange stations namely, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Central Secretariat, Lajpat Nagar and Kalkaji Metro Station.

The piling work was started in the presence of Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC, Directors and other senior officials from DMRC and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

The average height of the pillars on this corridor will be approximately nine 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 meters in length and weighing about 160 tonnes will be used.

These spans will be cast in advance at a Casting Yard near Sector-12 (Faridabad) and once the piers are erected, they will be brought to the site on trailers and installed in the fastest possible time to avoid any inconvenience to the traffic running along the alignment.

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