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Oct 29 2011 (11:28PM)  Team from Delhi surveys Chandigarh for Metro project (www.dayandnightnews.com)
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The team from New Delhi, which is in Chandigarh to survey the city for the proposed metro rail project, has sought accurate details of the layout of roads from authorities to plan the alignment of metro corridors.The team from New Delhi, which is in Chandigarh to survey the city for the proposed metro rail project, has sought accurate details of the layout of roads from authorities to plan the alignment of metro corridors. Here’s a report.
In a letter to the Chandigarh Finance Secretary, officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, who are in the city to survey two proposed routes, have communicated that most of the work has been completed. The topographical survey and 40 per cent of geo-technical investigations are done. These surveys are necessary for construction above or under the ground. Finance Secretary V.K. Singh said the
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team has completed soil and rock testing on the North-South route and work has now started on the East-west corridor.The DMRC team has also sought details of layout of the roads because elevated corridors normally run on the median of roads. The team is especially interested in the layout of ISBT-43, where one of the Metro stations has been proposed. Delhi officials faced some difficulty in accessing the road plan between PGI and Mullanpur. The survey is being done for the preparation of the Detailed Project Report pivotal in planning the mammoth project. The report, which will also analyse the feasibility of the project, is likely to be completed by December.Initially, 6 corridors were recommended by RITES, a government enterprise which offers consultancy and project management services in the transport infrastructure sector. But gradually, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation proposed two routes for the project. While the East-West Corridor of the Metro Rail will start from Sector 21, Panchkula and terminate at Mullanpur, the North-South corridor will run from around the Capitol Complex to go up to Aero city in Mohali.According to the tentative plan, the yard or the parking area for the metro on the East-West route will be built in Mullanpur. The North-South corridor has been conceptualised near the Aero city in Mohali.
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