Having learnt from past experiences, the DMRC is going all out to ensure that construction for its 104-km-long phase 3 does not cause as much traffic trouble as earlier.
All thanks to the latest construction technology being adopted by it. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon start building civil structures for the expansion of its network under the proposed phase 3.
This time, it has decided to design its civil structures to meet global standards, while ensuring that construction takes less time and causes minimum inconvenience.
“After successfully constructing the Airport Expressline using 25-metre-long girders, we are now planning to use such girders on many new, elevated viaducts which will be constructed in phase 3,” said a senior DMRC official. These girders (the concrete slab that bridges the gap between two piers) are pre-cast, brought to the site on trailers and launched with the help of cranes. The whole process takes lesser time than conventional launching technique, said DMRC officials.
“The use of 25 metre girders will help us expedite construction in stretches where the movement of trailers and cranes is possible,” said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson, DMRC.
“Due to this measure, the number of traffic diversions and barricading on roads will be of lesser duration, thus causing minimum inconvenience to the people,” Dayal added.
“Concrete of the highest quality will be used, depending on specific requirements. The parapets on elevated viaducts will also be much sleeker and therefore, much easier to handle.”