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The NCRTC has begun the construction of the Anand Vihar station RRTS Station on Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor. According to NCRTC officials, the station will be developed as a multimodal hub.
The Delhi-Meerut corridor RRTS corridor is 82 km long and, there will be 22 RRTS stations, of which four will be in Delhi, including the one at Anand Vihar.
“We have commenced the construction work on Anand Vihar RRTS station. Activities such as soil investigation, identification and diversion of utilities are underway. Tunnel boring work is expected to start in the second half of the year.” said NCRTC officials.
Anand Vihar – A Multimodal HubAnand Vihar is a very important point in Delhi which has a railway station, an interstate bus terminal (ISBT) also an interchange for two metro corridors the Blue Line (Vaishali to Dwarka) and the Pink Line (Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar).
NCRTC has started the work to construct the RRTS station at Anand Vihar that will be developed as a multimodal hub. The Anand Vihar RRTS station will be connected to the railway station, Interstate bus terminus and two metro stations to provide seamless interconnection to commuters.”
Anand Vihar RRTS station is designed in a manner so that it can be seamlessly integrated with Delhi Metro corridors.
According to the official that the construction of this station will be technologically complex as RRTS trains will pass underneath the DMRC’s line 4 (Blue Line). Anand Vihar RRTS station’s concourse level entry will be adjoining the Delhi Metro entry. Further, the RRTS station will have multimodal integration with Anand Vihar railway station, the Anand Vihar ISBT and the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation’s Kaushambi bus adda.
Apart from Anand Vihar, NCRTC has also started construction of stations at Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar, both part of the 82km corridor to Meerut.
The agency is also constructing a 1.35km long bridge over the Yamuna in Delhi, which will be almost parallel to the existing Delhi-Noida-Direct Flyway. “That bridge will connect the Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar RRTS stations,” the official said.
The section over the river will be around 626 metres long. “The bridge will be constructed using box girders. It will have 32 piers and each span over these piers will be 44m long. The work on the well foundation, for the construction of piers, has started,” the official added.
“All construction activities are being carried out following the prescribed guidelines to avoid any adverse impact on the floodplains. Various eco-friendly measures will also be taken during the construction. The muck and debris generated would be disposed of systematically and no dumping will be done on the floodplains,” the official said.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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