In order to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games, Railways have given their nod for covering rail tracks running close to the upcoming games village here with sound proof material.
The 1.1 km-long sound proof corridor will ensure that athletes are not disturbed by the passing trains and have a comfortable stay in the games village.
“When completed, it will be one its kind sound proof railway corridor in the country,” a senior Railway Ministry official said.
The construction work will be carried out by Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which had approached the railways with the idea, he said.
The DDA Officials said it will take about three months to construct the corridor. The cost of raising the corridor is being worked out.
The games village which is coming up near the Akshardham temple in east Delhi will house more than 8000 athletes during the sporting event.
The railway official said as per the plan, boundary walls made of sound-proof material will be raised on both sides of the rail tracks leaving little scope for sound to percolate outside.
The sound proof material will be imported and construction work will adhere to highest level of safety, the official said.
As many as 600 trains pass through this area every day, making it one of the busiest and congested stretches in the country.
The official, however, indicated that the structure may be disbanded after the games are over.
As part of the railways’ preparations for the Commonwealth Games, all stations falling in the capital will be spruced up and tastefully decorated, the official said.
The stations would also include those falling on the ring rail route.
Besides this, several beautification programmes in New Delhi station would be carried out.