DMRC to construct all-steel station

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 3 2010, 04:24am hrs
Racing against time to complete its projects, Delhi Metro will build one station on the Central Secretariat-Gurgaon line fully in steel as it takes less time compared to the conventional construction in concrete.

The Chhattarpur station of the Central Secretariat (CTST)-Huda City Centre (Gurgaon) line will be fully built in steel and this will be the only station on the entire Delhi Metro Rail System which will be made fully of steel. The DMRC had to resort to this rather unconventional construction technique at Chhattarpur to ensure that the Central Secretariat (CTST)-Gurgaon corridor was opened to the public on time before the Common Wealth Games starting later this year, a DMRC spokesman said.

The usual technique of making stations in concrete would have taken at least two years for construction which would have delayed the Metro line substantially.

By adopting this method, the DMRC will be able to open Chhattarpur for thorough running of trains on the Central Secretariat-Gurgaon line by June this year. Trial runs on one part of the line have already started.

DMRC was trying to acquire land in Chattarpur area since September 2006, but it was able to get about two hectares only in October 2009 after prolonged litigation. The station, which will be built using special structural steel, will be completed in about eight months.