MR. Mangu Singh Inspects Central Secretariat–Mandi House Stretch for Phase-III Work; DMRC Awards More Contracts for Civil Work in 2012
DMRC’s new Managing Director, Mr. Mangu Singh, today inspected and took stock of the progress of work on the Central Secretariat – Mandi House stretch of extension of Line 6 (Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate corridor) for Phase III construction. Mr. Singh inspected the construction site at the Chelmsford Club where first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for Phase-III was earlier lowered on 31st
January, 2012 and then checked the under construction Janpath and Mandi House Metro Stations.
Delhi Metro’s Phase-III civil works started after the award of contract for the construction of this 3.2 kilometers underground Central Secretariat – Mandi House stretch in June, 2011. Since then, the DMRC has awarded two more civil contracts for Phase – III corridors in January, 2012. This development will ensure beginning of Phase – III construction on a large scale.
The first contract has been awarded to M/s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) – SUCG (Shanghai Urban Construction Group) Joint-Venture (JV) for construction of Stations and tunnels between Mandi House and Jama Masjid. This 3.3 kilometer section will be completely underground and will cover three stations namely ITO, Delhi Gate and Jama Masjid. The stations will be contructed using Cut and Cover technology. Tunnelling distance in the section is 2.5 kms approx. and will be constructed using Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM). M/s L&T – SUCG JV have to complete this work in 42 months. This corridor is completely underground and will be further extended up to Kashmere Gate.
The second contract has been awarded to M/s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for construction of entire viaduct for the Faridabad corridor. This corridor, which is completely elevated, is also an extension of Line 6 from Badarpur to Faridabad and is 14 kms approx. in length. There will have nine (09) Stations namely Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 27 A, Badkal More, Faridabad Old, Ajronda, Faridabad New Town and YMCA Chowk. According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), around 1, 80, 000 people from Faridabad will be benefitted after the inauguration of this corridor. M/s L&T will have to complete this project in 20 months.
Till now, DMRC has awarded seven (07) civil tenders for Phase – III. The first tender was awarded to Pratibha - CRFG (China Rail First Group) Joint-Venture (JV) for the construction of tunnel and Station for the Central Secretariat – Mandi House stretch. The other tenders that have been awarded by the Delhi Metro for Phase – III project include:
- Design & Construction of Civil Engineering works for construction of bridge across river Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj (Okhla Barrage) on Line-8 (Janakpuri West to Kalindi Kunj) – awarded to M/s S. P. Singla
- ·Design & Construction of Viaduct and Two Elevated Stations namely Rohini Sector - 18 & Badli on Jahangirpuri - Badli corridor (Extension of Line - 2) – awarded to M/s J. Kumar
- Design & Construction of Civil Engineering works for construction of bridge across river Yamuna on Mukandpur -Yamuna Vihar corridor (Line 7) – awarded to M/s Arvind Techno Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
- Design and Construction of Tunnel by Shield TBM, Tunnel by Cut & Cover, Underground Station at Azadpur by Cut & Cover method & ramps at Mukundpur and Shalimar Bagh for underground works on Mukundpur - Yamuna Vihar corridor (Line – 7) – awarded to M/s CEC (Continental Engineering Corporation) – CICI (CEC International Corporation India) Joint-Venture (JV).
The first section of Phase-III i.e. the Central Secretariat – Mandi House is expected to be opened for public by December, 2014. The other sections/corridors of Phase – III will also be opened subsequently to meet the Phase-III completion target of March, 2016.