The civil work on this corridor began in May 2015 and the first girder was launched in December 2015. The last one was erected yesterday.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) yesterday erected the last girder of the Noida–Greater Noida Corridor in the presence of DMRC MD Dr Mangu Singh. With this development, the viaduct [rail flyover] of this approximately 30-km-long corridor has been completed.
Other senior officials, including Noida Metro Rail Corporation MD and Noida Authority CEO, were also present at the site.
The civil work on this corridor began in May 2015 and the first girder was launched in December 2015. Within a span of 22 months, the DMRC erected a total of 2,830 girders. The last U-girder was launched yesterday between Sector 143 and Sector 144 stations of the corridor.
“The viaduct on the Noida–Greater Noida corridor was constructed by specialised technique of pre-cast pier caps and precast U-girders. The main challenge of girders is precision in casting as well as launching, which required specialised cranes of 350/400 tonnes capacity,” said a senior official of DMRC. He added that transporting the girders from the casting yards to the site was another challenge.
All the girders were pre-fabricated at the two casting yards in Noida Sector 149 and Depot Station in Greater Noida.
This completely elevated corridor is to have 21 stations. All the stations will have platform screen doors, water harvesting facility and solar panels. The first set of trains has left China, and is expected to arrive at the Greater Noida Depot some time next month.