Delhi Metro to build first ever Integrated ‘flyover cum Metro viaduct structure’ near Soorghat on Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor of Phase-4

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For the first time in the history of Delhi Metro, an Integrated ‘flyover cum Metro viaduct structure’ along with a vehicle underpass is being built near Soorghat on the Majlis Park – Maujpur corridor of Phase-IV in north-east Delhi, in association with PWD.

  • This PWD flyover and vehicle underpass are part of a proposed elevated road along Yamuna River parallel to the Ring Road between the Wazirabad Flyover (Signature Bridge) & Ring Road near DND.
  • In this first of its kind engineering marvel, integrated portals will be erected on which a road flyover as well as a Metro viaduct will be placed. 
  • While on one side of the portal, the Metro viaduct will be placed, a PWD flyover used for vehicular movement will be constructed on the other side. 
  • On these portals, the road flyover and the Metro viaduct will rest and run parallel to each other for a length of (approx.) 450 m. 
  • Total 21 portals with an average width of 26 metres and height of 10 meters will be erected. 
  • In addition, a vehicle underpass shall also be constructed below these portals which will cater for movement of vehicles coming from Outer Ring Road.
  • While the width of the Metro viaduct will be 10.5 metres, the road flyover moving adjacent and parallel to it will be 3 lane road of approx. 10 metres width. 
  • This proposed PWD flyover shall run adjacent to the existing flyover which is currently operational from Wazirabad to ISBT near Soorghat. 
  • Delhi Metro will construct the portals and the Metro viaduct over it and PWD will erect the superstructure for flyover on the already constructed portals in future. 
  • In addition, the underpass will be constructed by DMRC for traffic movement from Outer Ring Road towards Signature bridge. 
  • This underpass shall merge with the road on the other side of Najafgarh drain.
  • The portals are being constructed to cater for the load of the Metro viaduct as well as a 3 lane road flyover. 
  • The work mandated be done by DMRC is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. 
  • However, given the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the completion targets may be reviewed in the future. 
  • As part of Phase 4, DMRC is already building two integrated double decker flyovers on which the Metro viaduct and the road flyover will be placed one over the other. 
  • However, this particular stretch is unique, since here the flyover and the Metro viaduct will be parallel to each other.
  • This structure is coming up on the Majlis Park – Maujpur corridor at Soorghat metro station. 
  • This 12.098 kilometres long corridor is comprising of eight stations and is completely elevated. 
  • This extension of the Pink Line will complete the ring of the Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar corridor and will be the first ever ring corridor in the country with a length of about 70 kilometres.

Source: DMRC-Press Release

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