Zamrudpur road reopened, debris clearance still on at site
Much to the relief of commuters and residents of Zamrudpur in south Delhi, normal traffic movement was restored at the Delhi Metro accident site on Friday.delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2009 23:57 IST
Much to the relief of commuters and residents of Zamrudpur in south Delhi, normal traffic movement was restored at the Delhi Metro accident site on Friday.
Six days ago, a mishap at the site had killed six people.
Pier No 67 had given way under the weight of the launching girder and the concrete slab causing the entire thing to collapse last Sunday.
The next day, three cranes collapsed during the debris clearance operation.
Traffic on the busy road next to the site, which connects Nehru Place to the Moolchand intersection, was badly hit. One carriageway was opened for traffic after Tuesday.
“We have restored two-way traffic at Zamrudpur from Friday morning, even as clearing of the accident site is still on,” said DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal.
The rubble at the accident site included a 260 tonne-launching girder and concrete slab. “The 72-metre-long damaged launching girder was cut into several pieces, each 15 metres long (to be removed),” he said.
Dayal said the last piece would be removed by Saturday. After the launching girder is completely removed, DMRC will take up the task of cutting the concrete slab.
Metro misses a trip
One trip of a Delhi Metro train between Yamuna Bank and Dwarka was cancelled due to a technical problem on Thursday.