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Dhansa bus stand to be connected to Delhi Metro

Dhansa bus stand to be connected to Delhi Metro

New Delhi: Dhansa Bus stand will soon get the metro connectivity as DMRC is going to bore 700 metres long tunnel between Najafgarh and Dhansa stand at the Dwarka – Najafgarh – Dhansa Stand metro corridor, which is around 1.2 kilometres, rest underground way will be though cut and cover technology.

"The TBM (tunnel boring machine) will bore a 700 metre long tunnel between Najafgarh and Dhansa Stand on the up line and the same machine will be subsequently used for tunnelling on the down line between the same stations. The entire tunnelling work on both the up and down lines will be completed by September later this year," an official from Delhi Metro said.

The total distance between Najafgarh and Dhansa Stand is 1.2 kilometres. The entire stretch is underground.

"While 700 metres will be constructed using TBM, the rest will be done by the Cut and Cover technology in which excavation is done for underground construction and then the area is covered again," said in DMRC statement.

The official further said that the section is an extension of the 4.295 kilometre long Dwarka – Najafgarh Metro corridor. The work for this section was formally awarded in late 2017 and the target date for completion is December, 2020. On the Dwarka – Najafgarh section, over 90 percent of construction work has been completed and passenger services are expected to start by September this year.

As part of its third phase of expansion, DMRC has constructed close to 54 kilometres of underground sections, which is more than the under underground corridors constructed in its first and second phases. About 30 TBMs were put into use for carrying out such massive underground tunnelling work, the DMRC said in statement.

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