Metro phase II picks up pace

Metro phase II picks up pace

BMRCL has got serious work happening on phase II following the government approval it received recently.

Soil testing

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has begun soil testing for phase II that will include a fresh alignment between Nagavara and IIM-B through Shivajinagar and Cantonment Railway Station.

“As the work has picked up pace, there will not be any problem in meeting the deadlines in future,” a senior official said.

The process of drilling for soil testing to provide radial alignment has also been started, following which a decision on whether the stretch will be underground or elevated will be taken.

After the soil testing, a detailed project report will be prepared and submitted for DMRC’s approval. The testing was taken up on Bannerghatta Road a few weeks ago, they added.

“The Corporation has gained a lot of experience from work on the phase-I and that it will be put to use while planning for phase-II,” officials said.

They said work on the underground stretch of phase-I had also made considerable progress with soil excavation, installations of piers and other works going on at the desired pace.

Further, officials said the diversion road near High Court will be thrown open for public soon. BMRCL Spokesperson B L Y Chavan said: “We have begun work on the road and it will be open for public by February.”

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