Afcons Infrastructure this past week completed launching segments for the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RAPIDX (RRTS) project‘s viaduct over the Delhi Metro’s operational Blue Line (Line-3) at New Ashok Nagar Station.
Afcons Infra’s launching gantry working on the project’s Package 6 launched 13 precast segments, each 10.5 meters wide, at a height of 20 meters above the ground. The site is located just west of New Ashok Nagar metro station adjacent to Hindon Cut Canal (view on Google Maps).
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) had awarded Afcons Infrastructure with Package 6’s Rs. 1061 crore construction contract in October 2020. This approximately 4.3 km long section connects Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar and includes a 1.35 km bridge over the Yamuna River, just north of DND Flyway.
The concourse levels of New Ashok Nagar RAPIDX Station and New Ashok Nagar Metro Station will be connected via a 90 meter long foot overbridge (FOB).
Here’s a cool video by NCRTC on YouTube that also shows the underground Anand Vihar Station’s site:
This is the second such elevated crossing between Delhi’s RRTS and MRTS systems. The other one over the Delhi Metro’s Red Line is located in Ghaziabad and was bridged by KEC – CCECC JV on Package 1 using 6 x 150m long girders – see details and pics.
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