The metro work has gained pace after the three months long nationwide lockdown and the NCRTC is future trying to work without delays.
As the nationwide lockdown hampered the works for three consecutive months, now works on the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor is gaining pace. Its Pre-construction phase has already begun at multiple locations in the city which will help in the detailed structural design with saving time and reducing chances of further delays.
NCRTC which is the concerned agency implementing RRTS has started a detailed designing of three RRTS stations of the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor.
Work on multiple preliminary stages of the RRTS such as project office setup, road widening, geotechnical investigation, shifting of utilities among others has already begun in areas such as Udyog Vihar, Atul Kataria Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Dharuhera, among others.
For the faster implementation of works, the NCRTC is first trying to complete most of the pre-construction activities for the corridor so that the civil construction of the corridor can start immediately. It has brought on board L&T Infra as the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for civil, architectural, and other design-related works for an elevated viaduct between IDPL complex Ramp to Rajiv Chowk Ramp and the three elevated stations in the city — Udyog Vihar, Sector 17, Rajiv Chowk.
Sudhir Kumar Sharma, chief PRO of NCRTC, was quoted by the media agencies saying “We did lose around three months due to the lockdown. In May, once lockdown was eased, we began the work but now the project is catching momentum. Just like the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, we are expediting pre-construction work on Delhi-Gurugram-SNB segment. Once this phase is completed, there’ll be a proof-check of the design. We are also working out supervision and quality-check mechanisms.”
With simultaneous development of the Dwarka expressway, the RRTS will not only ease traffic woes in the city but will also bring down accidents, experts feel.
The 107-km long Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be elevated for about 72km (11 stations), the remaining 35km (five stations) will be underground.