The Delhi Metro has broken its own record of highest track on its Pink Line where the train will run at a height of 23.6 metres. This is equivalent to a seven-storey building. The highest point will come between stations of Mayapuri and the South Campus.
According to a report in Financial Express, the new alignment is made at such height because the Pink line passes over the Airport Express at Dhaula Kuan. Also, a couple of flyovers have to be bisected during this point.
“The construction of this section was a major engineering challenge since the viaduct had to pass above the airport line viaduct as well as flyovers at the Dhaula Kuan intersection,” a spokesperson said to the Financial Express. The trial run of metros has begun in the route in which various aspects are being inspected.
The under construction Pink Line will be the longest route in the Delhi metro with a length of 59 km.
The line which will come up along the outer ring road of the city will be between Shiv Vihar and Majlis Park. The line will run in a ‘U’ shape pattern and will have interchange stations with all existing metro lines and the railway stations of Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar terminal.
The Line’s first phase is all set to be opened next month. With 38 stations along with connectivity to railways and other metro lines, the route is being touted to be the life line of the Delhi Metro.