Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) went ahead with construction of Pachalam overbridge on Friday despite the ongoing agitation by a section of people.
“The agitation affected works in the morning. But civil works gained momentum by afternoon. We requested police presence over pillars too since a few agitators pelted stones at workers atop pillars. The agitation over ‘non-issues’ halted works for over three months. The bridge would have been ready by now but for frequent disruptions by people with vested interests,” sources said. The District Administration had expressed support for resuming works, they said. A few agitators are demanding a four-lane bridge in place of two-lane bridge whose work is half way through. Another group allege the bridge will affect a temple, something which DMRC contests as untrue.