KEC International Ltd. on Thursday night announced the resumption of work at their casting yard in Mundka for a 12.375 km elevated extension (DC-01) of Delhi Metro’s Line-8 (Magenta Line) between the Vikaspuri Ramp and Haiderpur-Badli Mor Station, after being suspended for more than a month due to the nationwide COVID-19 related lockdown.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation – KEC International (CCECC – KEC) JV’s Package DC-01 is the first section of the 61.679 km (and growing) Delhi Metro Phase 4 project on which work started in December 2019 with a deadline of 30 months.
This package combined with other civil packages, DC-03R, DC-05 & DC-06 (see package & status details), will form a 28.92 km extension of Line-8 from Janakpuri West towards RK Ashram through 22 new stations.
DC-01 includes 10 elevated stations at Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar & North Pitampura.
The yard in west Delhi will in the future churn out U-girders, I-girders, pier caps and parapet wall segments for the viaduct. More images of it, shared in February 2020 when it was being setup, can be viewed here.
At 12.375 km, DC-01 is the second longest civil construction package for a metro project in India. The longest is package CC-06 built by Larsen & Toubro for Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 project. The scope of that included constructing a 13.875 km viaduct of the Violet Line from Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad with 9 stations.
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