Delhi Metro chief assures no hindrance to public

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 13:08 hrs

New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh Saturday inspected the Mukundpur to Moti Bagh stretch, which is part of the phase 3 expansion project, and assured people that special safety measures have been adopted to reduce inconvenince to the public.

Inspecting the 22 km stretch, which is a part of the 56 km Mukundpur-Gokulpuri corridor, Singh said: "Since the corridor is passing through the Inner Ring Road of the national capital which sees huge traffic, special safety measures has been adopted so that the public is not inconvenienced,"

Delhi Metro has also assured that the high speed traffic on this corridor will be properly cautioned and handled.

Instructing the project managers to maintain strict barricades at the construction sites, Singh said: "The Dhaula Kuan to Delhi Cantonment main road will continue to serve as a four-lane carriageway. There will be no hindrance to public as regards with the width of the road. Existing width of the road will be maintained by Delhi Metro throughout this stretch."

Singh also visited Azadpur, Zakhira casting yard, Naraina, and continued his detailed inspection till Dhaula Kuan and Moti Bagh, a statement said.

Talking about the challenges that Delhi Metro facing on this corridor, Singh said that raising the height of the 220 KV power overhead line, which is the only source of supply feed to the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) grid sub-station at Punjabi Bagh, will be a challenging task.

"DMRC is interacting with the concerned authorities of BBMB for raising the height of the power line so that the Metro construction is not hampered," a Delhi Metro statement added.

With the completion of Phase-III in 2016, the DMRC would cover almost 70 percent of Delhi.

Delhi Metro now makes over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on week days.

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