The Delhi Metro Red line’s 9.410 km extension from Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad’s New Bus Adda is taking shape really nicely! This section is under construction by GYT-
This elevated extension lies entirely within the city of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and includes 7 new stations at Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthla and New Bus Adda as shown below:
As per an engineer on-site, the following have been achieved up till today:
• 14 Pile Caps cast
• 70 Piers erected
• 8 Pier Caps erected
Does the pier cap below indicate something? Seems to resemble the ones found at Delhi’s Airport Express line, Faridabad line, Noida-Gr.Noida project and Lucknow metro? You guessed it right! The contractor will be using the sleek U-shaped girders (see example) to construct the line.
The Red line between Dilshad Garden – Kashmere Gate – Rithala is currently 25.09 km long. Once this extension starts commercial operations in 2018, the line will become 34.50 km long 🙂
For more updates on Delhi Metro’s Phase III, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!