“Progress on Noida" – Greater Noida Corridor Satisfactory” Dr. Mangu Singh MD, DMRC
Dr. Mangu Singh, MD, DMRC expressed satisfaction with the pace of work of the under construction Noida – Greater Noida Metro project while inspecting the corridor recently. The work on the corridor had begun from May 2015.
The Noida – Greater Noida corridor is approximately 30 kms long with 21 stations (all elevated) and one Depot in Greater Noida and will be on Standard
Gauge. Out of these 15 stations fall in Noida and the remaining 06 stations including the Depot station fall in Greater Noida. All the stations will have Platform Screen Doors, Solar Panels and Rainwater Harvesting Facilities. The Depot will have the capacity to stable and maintain 130 cars. Out of the 21 stations 16 will be on the Central Verge and 05 stations will be off the road.
The MoU between DMRC and Noida – Greater Noida Authorities was signed in October 2014 and the tender for the entire corridor was awarded to M/s CEC-SAM India JV in May 2015.
Soil investigations and Geo Tech survey of the corridor has been completed. For initial soil investigation 200 borelogs were dug along the corridor. Till now, a total of 15 piling rigs out of 18 have been mobilized and 700 piles (the foundation for the pillars) out of 5000 have been made. Shifting of utilities along the corridor is also under progress.
The corridor has two casting yard; one at Noida Sector 149 Metro station in Noida and the other at Depot Station in Greater Noida. Two casting yards were planned owing to the length of the line and shortage of time to complete the project. To facilitate work on the corridor at a faster pace, pre cast pier caps and pre cast U – Girders (27 mts in length) will be used, and these will be cast at both the casting yards simultaneously. The casting of U – Girders have already begun and out of a total 1000 U – Girders, 10 U – Girders have been casted this month.
Keeping in view conservation of the environment, trees have not been damaged but have been shifted by DMRC to other locations. Around 400 – 500 trees have been shifted and around 1100 trees have been saved by shifting of piers. Tree plantations at various locations have also been carried out by DMRC officials and around 30, 000 trees are planned to be planted. Dr. Mangu Singh also planted trees at the casting yards during his inspection.
The corridor will cross beneath the Dedicated Railway Freight Corridor and will cross above the Yamuna – Agra Flyover at 28 mts. which will also be the highest point of the corridor near the Knowledge Park – II metro station. This station will also be connected to the Greater Noida Expo Centre and Special Economic Zone through Walkalators.
Noida – Greater Noida corridor will be linked with the upcoming Noida City Centre to Sector 62 Metro corridor. A Foot Over Bridge will be connecting Sector 52 metro station of Noida City Centre to Sector 62 corridor with Sector – 71 Metro station (the first station of the corridor) of the Noida – Greater Noida corridor.
The target for completion of civil work for the corridor is March 2017 and the work is progressing as per schedule at a fast pace.
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