“With these new cranes, we will be able to start laying the U-girders from the first week of March,” said a DMRC official.
“Our MD has further said tenders in the pipeline for the route, including for signalling, telecom, automatic fare collection and rolling stock track, will also be expedited,” he said.
Noida: Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh reviewed the progress of construction of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro on Saturday.
Expressing satisfaction on the progress of the 29.9 km track connecting the twin cities, Singh directed officials to adopt several measures to further expedite work along the corridor.
Singh’s directions came after a presentation on the progress was made by project director Pramit Garg in Noida.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials, Singh also assured mobilisation of three new sets of cranes to work along the corridor.
The government-run engineering consultancy company Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has been appointed in the role, and will oversee all civil works for the corridor.
“RITES will be also responsible for a range of tasks, which include supervising works of the project, besides evaluating quality and environmental aspects.
The agency will assist in monitoring quality for all civil works,” said an NMRC official.
We should be able to receive trains for the track as per schedule, by April/May 2017,” he added.
Third-party surveillance for quality control on the corridor will also start soon.