DMRC all set to begin Phase-IV construction on the highest point of Delhi metro network

In a bid to set a new benchmark for Metro Rail construction, DMRC has prepared for a landmark construction on Delhi Metro’s highest point on a 490-metre section of Janakpuri West to R K Ashram Corridor of Phase-IV wherein the alignment crosses over Haiderpur Badli Mor Metro station of Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli – Millennium City Centre Gurugram), showcasing the engineering prowess and meticulous planning behind the expansion of the city’s rapid transit system.

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is preparing for a major construction milestone on the Janakpuri West to R K Ashram Corridor of Phase-IV. This ambitious project involves work on a 490-metre section where the new alignment will cross over the Haiderpur Badli Mor Metro station on the Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli – Millennium City Centre Gurugram). In line with this, there will be minor change in last and first train timings on 16th/17th June 2024 as detailed below:

  • On Sunday, 16th June, 2024, the last train will depart at 10:45 PM instead of 11:00 PM from Samaypur Badli to Millennium City Centre Gurugram and at 09:30 PM instead of 11:00 PM from Millennium City Centre Gurugram to Samaypur Badli.
  • On Monday, 17th June, 2024, the first train service will start at 07.00 AM instead of 06:00 AM from Samaypur Badli to Millennium City Centre Gurugram.
  • There will be NO train services available between the small section of Samaypur Badli and Jahangirpuri after 11:00 PM on 16th June 2024 (Sunday) and before 07:00 AM on 17th June, 2024 (Monday).
  • However, normal train services will continue to remain available on the remaining major section of Yellow Line from Jahangirpuri to Millennium City Centre Gurugram during this period.
  • To avoid any inconvenience to passengers during these late night/early morning hours on non-working days of 16th/17th June, announcements will also be made at the stations and inside the trains on Yellow Line about the destination of trains and respective platforms for change over during this period.

DMRC always gives top priority to passenger convenience whenever such challenging engineering works, requiring passing over/under already operational corridors, are scheduled. The work sequence is meticulously planned and specially taken up during night only in a very limited window of a few hours when passenger services are almost over and finish them off by the time passenger services are scheduled to commence next day.

Making Engineering Marvel:

  • The extant 490 metre stretch, adjacent to the existing operational Yellow Line, is very critical as the corridor reaches a height of about 28.36 metres, the highest rail level ever of the Delhi Metro in the entire network.
  • Construction work on this Phase IV section can only be done during night time shutdowns between Samaypur Badli and Jahangirpuri section of the operational Yellow Line.
  • The same revision of timings may be required over the coming weekend too, to finish off the remaining work as DMRC avoids taking up such works during weekdays for larger passenger convenience.

Recently MD Inspected Phase-4 Project:

  • Dr. Vikas Kumar conducted a detailed inspection of various sites on the Janakpuri West – R K Ashram Marg corridor of Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project.
  • He inspected the under-construction section from Mukarba Chowk to Madhuban Chowk (Pitampura) as well as the Krishna Park Extension station and the Mukundpur depot.
  • The construction work of this corridor is progressing at a fast pace. Close to 55 percent of civil work has already been completed. The Janakpuri West – RK Ashram Marg corridor is 29.26 kilometres long with 22 stations with the highest point of Delhi metro network.

Source: DMRC – Press Release | Images Credit (representational): DMRC

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