Metro-III work should not hamper traffic: DMRC chief

Metro

Mangu Singh inspects Mukundpur to Gokulpuri corridor, tells engineers to ensure least inconvenience to public

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will adopt special safety measures to ensure that the construction under Phase-III does not disrupt traffic.

During his inspection of a portion of the upcoming Mukundpur to Gokulpuri corridor on Saturday, DMRC managing director Mangu Singh instructed the engineers to ensure minimum inconvenience public and smooth traffic movement.

Director (Works) Jitendra Tyagi and other senior officials of DMRC accompanied Singh on the inspection.

The 59-km long corridor will pass through the busy Ring Road. Singh inspected 22 km of the corridor, starting from Mukundpur Depot till Moti Bagh, via Azadpur, Zakhira casting yard, Naraina and Dhaula Kuan.

Officials said construction will not affect the traffic on the four-lane carriageway of Dhaula Kuan to Delhi Cantt main road. The road width will not be reduced during construction.

"This corridor is passing through the Ring Road, where there is always a heavy traffic. The managing director instructed that special safety measures should be adopted so that no inconvenience is caused to the public. Instruction have been issued to chief project managers to maintain strict barricading at construction sites and ensure that the high-speed traffic on this corridor is cautioned and handled properly," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

The challenges in this corridor include construction of Dhaula Kuan station, which is proposed to be built at a height of 23 metres above the ground and over the existing Airport Express Metro Link.

Another key concern is raising the height of the 220-KV overhead power line, which is the sole source for the Bhakra Beas Management Board grid sub-station in Punjabi Bagh.

DMRC is in touch with the authorities concerned to raise the height of the power line, an official said.

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