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Satisfied with Noida-Gr Noida project, says Mangu Singh

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director, Mangu Singh, on <g data-gr-id="33">Sunday</g> expressed satisfaction with the pace of work of the under-construction Noida-Greater Noida Metro project after inspecting the corridor recently.

The corridor, on which work had begun in May this year, is approximately 30 km long. It has 21 stations, all elevated, and one depot and will be on a standard gauge, a press release from DMRC said. Of the 21 stations, 15 will be in Noida and the remaining six and the depot will be in Greater Noida.

All the stations will have platform screen doors, solar panels and rain water harvesting facilities. The depot will have <g data-gr-id="32">a capacity</g> to stable and maintain 130 cars.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DMRC and Noida-Greater Noida Authorities was signed in October 2014, and the tender for the entire corridor was awarded to CEC-SAM India, a joint venture, in May this year.

Soil investigations and geo-technical survey of the corridor has been completed. In the initial soil investigation, 200 <g data-gr-id="36">borelogs</g> were dug along the corridor. Till now, a total of 15 piling rigs out of 18 have been mobilised and 700 piles (the foundation for the pillars) out of 5,000 have been made. Shifting of utilities along the corridor is also under progress, the release said.

The corridor has two casting yards--one at Noida Sector 149 Metro station in Noida and the other at the depot station in Greater Noida.

To facilitate work on the corridor at a faster pace, pre-cast pier caps and pre-cast U-girders (27 <g data-gr-id="42">mts</g> in length) will be used, and these will be cast at both the casting yards simultaneously. The casting of the U-girders has already begun and out of a total of 1,000 U-girders, 10 have been cast this month, it said.

The corridor will cross beneath the Dedicated Railway Freight Corridor and above the Yamuna–Agra Flyover at 28 <g data-gr-id="43">mts</g> which will also be the highest point of the corridor near the Knowledge Park–II Metro station. This station will also be connected to the Greater Noida Expo Centre and Special Economic Zone through <g data-gr-id="44">walkalators</g>.
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