L&T Casts Delhi Metro Silver Line Chhatarpur Station’s Base Slab

Larsen & Toubro on late Sunday night poured concrete to cast the first base slab for Chhatarpur Station of Delhi Metro’s 23.622 km Silver Line which will connect Aerocity – Tughalakabad via 16 stations.

The team had officially launched construction work on 5.68 km underground Package DC-09 at the same site in August 2022. This underground station with a base slab approximately 20 meter deep will be connected to the operational Yellow Line’s elevated Chhatarpur Station to allow for easy transfers.

L&T was awarded 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project’s Package DC-09’s contract in March 2022 valued at Rs. 1428 crore with a 42 month deadline.

Their 6.51 km section, with twin-tunnels smack-dab in the middle of the Silver Line, will connect Kishangarh Station (chainage 5356.285) with a cut and cover ramp (chainage 11867.000) west of Saket G Block Station. It includes 4 stations at Chhattarpur (interchange with Yellow Line), Chhattarpur Mandir, IGNOU and Neb Sarai.

Alignment of Delhi Metro Silver Line’s Package DC-09 – view Phase 4 route map with all stations’ exact locations marked

DC-09’s design details such as crossover and ramp locations can be viewed here.

L&T’s team

I hear Larsen & Toubro will be deploying 4 tunnel boring machines, instead of 5 mandated by DMRC, all sourced from China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation (CRCHI).

Confirmation is still awaited, but these will likely be the ones from Bangalore Metro’s Phase 2 – TBMs DZ669 (Avni), DZ670 (Urja), DZ671 (Vindhya) and DZ672 (Lavi). If that’s the plan, they’ll either carry new or no nicknames as is typically the case in Delhi.

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3 Responses to "L&T Casts Delhi Metro Silver Line Chhatarpur Station’s Base Slab"

  1. Aditya says:

    Hi..do you know about the status of delhi alwar rrts. I heard it is going to be approved recently.

    • Tarun says:

      It is incredible the quality of work being seen over the decade continuing with same dedication and efforts. I applause all the workforce for such quality & speed. It cant be seen in highway based companies indeed.

  2. Ajeet Rawat says:

    1. Why not connect Silver line to Saket Metro as well? Again, DMRC is doing silly mistakes like it did at Punjabi Bagh West.
    2. Silver line should be constructed till Grey Line & both lines should be merged and renamed into one line. It will make a lot of sense. Otherwise it doesn’t make sense of Grey Line.


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