The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) on 28 February signed a memorandum of understanding lining DMRC up to provide technical assistance and execute finishing and services works for the construction of a Metro loop corridor connecting Delhi’s existing network with the new Central Vista government development.
Some 3km long, the Metro loop corridor is planned to connect the four Common Central Secretariat stations with the existing Central Secretariat Metro station to transport commuters.
DMRC projected morning and evening peak passenger volumes at 20,000 an hour on the planned loop.
DMRC will prepare a detailed project report on the horizontal and vertical alignment of the tracks and tunnels along with sizing of platforms, support services and maintenance facilities. The corporation will also appoint the detailed design consultant for the project.
CPWD will carry out basic civil construction work, while DMRC will execute all other finishing and services works including design and construction of control systems, signal systems, track work, rolling stock, electrical and maintenance works, the corporation said.
DMRC operates a 391km-long Metro network with 286 stations, and is presently building 65km of new lines across three different corridors.