Mandi House to Jama Masjid: Metro sets 42-month target
The contract for construction of stations and tunnels between Mandi House and Jama Masjid was awarded to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) —SUCG (Shanghai Urban Construction Group). The 3.3 kilometre section will be completely underground, covering three stations — ITO, Delhi Gate and Jama Masjid. It is targeted for completion in 42 months.
“It takes around a month after the contract is awarded to begin groundwork at the site. All the manpower and machinery required will be put in place. Soil testing is being done at several spots along the corridor, where a hole of around two inch diameter is dug as deep as the station or tunnel is proposed to be,” a Delhi Metro spokesperson said.
“This helps determine the final design of the tunnel and stations, as, during construction, one has to take into account the rocks that will come in the way of tunneling, and the depth of the water table.”
Full-fledged construction work on the corridor is slated to begin by mid-March, by the time the Delhi Metro and Traffic Police finalise the traffic diversion plan for the areas around ITO.
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