DMRC starts work on Metro to Bahadurgarh
Haryana town to be a mere 20 mins away from Delhi with new link; soil tests completed, process of identification of utilities in progress, Subhendu Ray reports.delhi Updated: May 13, 2013 01:47 IST
The town of Bahadurgarh is all set to become the third in Haryana to be connected with Delhi via the metro rail.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently commenced preparatory activities for the construction of a Metro corridor that would connect Bahadurgarh with west Delhi’s Mundka.
DMRC officials said once the corridor is inaugurated - scheduled for March 2016 as of now — the distance between Bahadurgarh and Mundka would be covered in just 20 minutes.
“To complete the ambitious project with other Phase III corridors, we have started work at a brisk pace,” said a spokesperson of DMRC. The foundation stone for the project was laid in February.
The soil tests necessary for carrying out construction work have already been completed and the process of identification of utilities is in progress.
The tenders for the construction of the viaduct as well as the seven Metro stations (see box) have already been floated and are expected to be finalised in a couple of months.
The contractors are expected to be mobilised by August, officials said.
According to them, the work has been divided into two parts — from City Park to MIE in Haryana and from Tikri Border to Mundka in Delhi. As per Detailed Project Report (DPR), the expected daily ridership by the year 2016 would be 1.42 lakh.
The numbers are likely to shoot up to close to 2 lakh by 2021.
The existing Metro depot at Mundka will cater to the requirements of this corridor. Another new Metro depot will also come up near the Modern Industrial Estate Metro station in Haryana.
The travel time from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Mundka will be around 20 minutes. The travel time from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Inderlok will be around 45 minutes while a journey from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Kirtinagar will take around 50 minutes.
First Published: May 12, 2013 23:22 IST