Delhi Metro begins construction on Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor
New Delhi, September 13, 2013
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has begun construction work on the elevated part of its Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor.
The section will be 4.4 km long, with three stations. The length of the elevated section will be 2.75 km. The rmap towards the underground sectin will be 595 metres long while the underground section will be 1.085 km long.
The three stations on the corridor will be – Dwarka (elevated), Najafgarh Depot (elevated) and Municipal Corporation (underground).
There was a public demand to take the Metro towards the Dhansa bus stand in Najafgarh which would be possible only by making the last station of the corridor as underground, a press release from DMRC said.
The construction of an elevated corridor would have resulted in the demolition of a lot of buildings. In order to meet the public demand and avoid such inconvenience to the people, the last part of the alignment is planned to be made as underground, it said.
The entire stretch will be on broad gauge and will be opened for commuter operations by December, 2016. In 2016, about 76,000 commuters are expected to travel by this corridor. By the year 2021-22, the ridership is expected to increase to over 1 lakh passengers everyday.
The tenders for the elevated section have been finalized and awarded to ITD Cementation. The tenders for the remaining stretch of the corridor are also expected to be floated soon after getting the necessary clearances.
This corridor will provide easy access to commuters residing in Najafgarh, Mitraon, Jharoda Kalan, Kair, Dichaon Kalan, Dindarpur Extension, Baba Haridas Nagar, Chhawla, Roshanpura, Shyam Vihar, Dharmpura, Sai Baba Enclave, Nangli Sakravati, Arjun Park, Roshan Garden, Shiva Enclave, Todarmal Colony, Prem Nagar, New Hira Park, Ajay Park, Nathu Ram Park, Gemini Park, Shiva Enclave, Raghubir Nagar and so on, the release added.