For the first time in the history of Delhi Metro, an Integrated ‘flyover cum Metro viaduct structure’ along with a vehicle underpass is being built near Soorghat on the Majlis Park - Maujpur corridor of Phase - IV in north-east Delhi.
As part of Phase - IV, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) is already building two integrated double-decker flyovers. Here the Metro viaduct and the road flyover will be placed one over the other. However, this particular stretch is unique since the flyover and the Metro viaduct will be parallel.
This flyover and vehicle underpass is part of a proposed elevated road along Yamuna River parallel to the Ring Road between the Wazirabad Flyover (Signature Bridge) and Ring Road near DND.
“In this first of its kind engineering marvel, integrated portals will be erected on which a road flyover as well as a Metro viaduct will be placed. On these portals, the road flyover and the Metro viaduct will rest and run parallel to each other for a length of 450 metres,” an official statement from DMRC said.
The portals are being constructed to cater to the load of the Metro viaduct and a three-lane road flyover. The work mandated to DMRC is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
While the width of the Metro viaduct will be 10.5 metres, the road flyover moving adjacent and parallel to it will be a three-lane road of ten metres width.
This structure is coming up on the Majlis Park – Maujpur corridor at Soorghat metro station. This 12 kilometres long corridor comprises eight stations and is wholly elevated. This extension of the Pink Line will complete the ring of the Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar corridor and will be the first-ever ring corridor in the country with a length of about 70 kilometres.