New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The first pier of the elevated section of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor in the Delhi portion has been constructed near the upcoming New Ashok Nagar RRTS station. The height of the constructed pier is 6.5 meters, and the average height of the piers in the stretch varies from 5.6 meters to 17 meters. The work is carried out by the team of Afcons Infrastructure Limited under the supervision of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
Delhi Portion of Elevated RRTS section starts from Sarai Kale Khan RRTS Station and passing above existing Barapulah Flyover in way of crossing Yamuna river to reach New Ashok Nagar RRTS station. A first RRTS Yamuna bridge is also under construction for crossing the Yamuna river almost parallel to the DND Flyway.
The foundation work including piling and pile caps is in full swing between New Ashok Nagar to Kondli under package 6 contract and around 2 km of foundation work has already been completed out of the 9.2 km elevated corridor in Delhi.
NCRTC team is keeping the pace of the project intact to meet the stringent timelines despite the unprecedented challenges faced due to COVID-19. All construction activities are being carried out while following Covid appropriate behaviour on sites, with due safety protocols in compliance to COVID SOP & Government guidelines.
Presently construction is in progress on the entire 82km long corridor with the help of 12 Launching Gantries (tarini), probably the most in any urban infrastructure project for making RRTS viaduct.
RRTS is a rail-based semi-high speed (design speed 180 kmph), high-frequency commuter transit system, which aims to improve the quality of life of people by providing equitable, fast, reliable, safe comfortable, efficient & sustainable mobility solution enabling economic development of NCR and address issues of vehicular pollution and road congestion.