A statement by DMRC said this subway will come up just before the Dabri Mor circle on the left side of Pankha Road.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is going to construct an underground subway across the busy Pankha Road in West Delhi to connect its Dabri Mor Metro station on the upcoming Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor with the localities on the other side of the road.

A statement by DMRC said this subway will come up just before the Dabri Mor circle on the left side of Pankha Road. Thus entry to Dabri Mor station would be provided from both sides of Pankha Road.

The Dabri Mor station will be constructed just adjacent to the Janakpuri C2D area on Delhi Development Authority land. The subway will connect the station with localities such as Sitapuri, Dabri Mor Police Station and Sagarpur on the other side of Pankha Road.

The DMRC has claimed that construction of this subway will be an engineering feat as it will be built 9.77 metres below the road level and without hampering the construction of a flyover right above it. The subway will also pass below the existing drain on Pankha Road and the Metro tunnel will come up below the subway at a depth of 17.05 metres from road level.

An innovative technology known as ‘box pushing’ will be used to construct this subway. In the use of this technology, vertical excavation or large scale digging is not required.

The technology uses reinforced cement concrete boxes in segments that are cast and then pushed through below the road to create a tunnel. The traffic on the busy road also will not be hampered. Generally the construction of such subways involves large scale excavation which lead to problems such as diversion of road traffic.

The technology being used in this construction by Delhi Metro would minimise public inconvenience, DMRC said.

Apart from Metro commuters, the subway would also help the general public cross the busy Pankha Road.

This subway would be about 75 metres long and would have a breadth of 7 metres and height of about 3.5 metres.

Approximately 20,000 Metro commuters are expected to use the Dabri Mor station daily once the line is commissioned in 2016.

The DMRC said the tenders for the station have been received and are being evaluated currently. This station has been built in a slightly curved manner to avoid any demolition of private or public properties.

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