The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) on 28th February 2022, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), as per which DMRC shall provide technical assistance as well as execute finishing and services works for the construction of a Metro loop corridor to connect the existing Metro network with the new Central Secretariat buildings, which shall come up as part of the Central Vista Area Redevelopment project.
The MoU was signed at Metro Bhawan today by DMRC’s Director, Business Development, Sh. Pramit Kumar Garg and Sh. P.S Chauhan, Special DG, CPWD in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh and other senior officials.
A Metro loop corridor, about three kilometres in length, connecting four Common Central Secretariat stations with the existing Central Secretariat Metro station is being proposed to cater to the office goers who shall travel to these offices using the Metro. Planning is being done expecting a peak hour demand of 20,000 passengers per hour during the morning and evening peak hours. The entire corridor shall be underground.
As per the MoU, DMRC shall prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) apart from finalising the horizontal and vertical alignment of the tracks and tunnels along with sizing of facilities like platforms, support services and maintenance facilities. DMRC shall also appoint the Detailed Design Consultant for the project.
While CPWD will carry out the basic civil structure construction work, DMRC shall execute all other finishing and services works including design and construction of control systems, signal systems, track work, rolling stock, electrical and maintenance works etc.
Presently DMRC is operating a Metro network of 391 kilometres with 286 Metro stations. As part of its fourth phase of expansion, DMRC is engaged in the construction of 65 kilometres of new lines across three different corridors.