Looks like the main theme of this week is about metro viaducts being built over flyovers! 🙂
After Larsen & Toubro removed the scaffolding and safety net to reveal a sleek 420 feet long cantilever viaduct over the Punjagutta flyover in Hyderabad this week, the Delhi Metro’s contractor for section CC19 of Phase 3, SP Singla Constructions, has now started work on the Pink line’s viaduct over a flyover on the Noida Link Road and the Blue line!
This little feat will be accomplished by using a segment launcher from the Yamuna river side towards Mayur Vihar. The entire 126m long structure will be supported by 4 piers of which 3 have already been built.
As shown above, the 58.6 km Pink line from Mukundpur to Shiv Vihar crosses the Yamuna river adjacent to the Nizamuddin Bridge and then makes a dash for Khudi Ram Bose Marg by crossing over the Noida Link road’s flyover & Blue line. Right after crossing the blue line, a new metro station is being built to form an interchange with the existing Mayur Vihar-1 station.
Graphic showing what this little section will accomplish:
Site image shot from the flyover on the Noida Link road:
The Pink line here will run 20 meters above the ground and will take 6 months to complete, so do watch out for a follow up post sometime in April!
For more updates on the Delhi Metro’s Phase 3, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!