This is another one of those dated news items which I’d like to put out here for the record 🙂
On January 28, Bridgecon Infra Consultants received a letter of award (LOA) from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for a 20.43 lakh contract assigning them as the Proof Consultants for the Delhi Metro’s Green Line (Line-5) – Pink Line (Line-7) interchange project to allow passengers to switch lines.
For unknown reasons, the DMRC during the 124 km Phase 2’s construction (2006-2010) did not construct a station on the Green Line abutting the Ring Road – one of the biggest design oversights on the entire network. During the 160 km Phase 3’s construction, the DMRC planned to build a 820m foot overbridge to connect the new Pink Line’s Punjabi Bagh West Station with the Green Line’s Shivaji Park Station, but that plan did not materialize for want of a better long-term solution.
To fix this, the DMRC plans to construct or retrofit an entirely new ‘halt’ station with platforms on the operational viaduct of the Green Line, without a concourse area, to allow passengers to board and de-board. Riders will then need to go down one level and take a 230m elevated walkway to the reach the concourse area of the Punjabi Bagh West Station of the Pink Line.
After the new station’s design is verified and approved by Bridgecon, construction will be carried out by Som Projects Pvt. Ltd. through a Rs 46.77 crore contract signed for package CC-136 in August 2019. They will be assisted by LKT Engineering Consultants who won the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) role in October 2019 through a Rs. 66.35 lakh contract for package CCDD-16.
For more updates, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!