Putting work on fast track, the Delhi Metro has awarded seven contracts for civil work in Phase III. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation now aims to open the Central Secretariat to Mandi House corridor by December 2014.
Delhi Metro’s new chief Mangu Singh on Friday inspected the corridor and took stock of the progress of work.
Singh inspected the construction site at the Chelmsford Club where Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for Phase III was lowered on January 31 and also checked the under-construction Janpath and Mandi House Metro stations.
This is the first corridor of Metro’s Phase III and an extension of the Badarpur corridor linking the line to Kashmere Gate.
Delhi Metro’s Phase III civil works started after the award of contract for the construction of this 3.2 km underground Central Secretariat-Mandi House stretch in June, 2011.
“Since then, we have awarded two more civil contracts for Phase III corridors in January. This development will ensure beginning of Phase III construction on a large scale,” said a Delhi Metro spokesperson.
The section between Mandi House and Jama Masjid will be completely underground and will cover three stations — ITO, Delhi Gate and Jama Masjid —and is targeted for completion in 42 months.