Delhi Metro RAPIDX’s Segments Launched Above Metro’s Blue Line by Afcons

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).

Photo by NCRTC

National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) had awarded Afcons Infrastructure with Package 6’s Rs. 1061 crore construction contract in October 2020 with a 30 month deadline.

This approximately 9.3 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.

Route of Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp – view Delhi – Meerut RRSS Route Map & Project Info
Photo by NCRTC

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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2 Responses to "Delhi Metro RAPIDX’s Segments Launched Above Metro’s Blue Line by Afcons"

  1. Kamal says:

    Why do you think the priority section inauguration is getting delayed? Do the authorities fear for lukewarm response from public for this short segment ? considering 17km ride finishing within 12 min (at least in trial run).?

    • TMRG says:

      Upcoming elections is the only reason. Central and state government is lining up projects to open right before the election code kicks in – just so that these accomplishments remain fresh in people’s minds


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