TATA Projects Limited – Lucknow gets its first underground Metro

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The 3.68 km underground extension to Lucknow Metro’s first line successfully executed & completed before the deadline; Tunnelling alignment passes under thickly inhabited areas including below Haider Nallah with a clearance of merely 970mm. The 9.63 km Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad New Bus Adda elevated extension is the first metro line to connect the interiors of Ghaziabad to Delhi, to benefit more than a million people.

TATA Projects Limited – one of India’s fastest-growing and most admired infrastructure companies, today announced the inauguration of its 2 major Metro Rail projects for Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi.

Inauguration of LMRC’s first underground line executed by TATA Projects JV

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) today inaugurated its Phase 1A (Underground) extension constructed by TATA Projects led JV. This 3.68 km Hussainganj-Hazratganj extension passes through the heart of Lucknow and its bustling areas. Work on Lucknow Metro 1A line commenced on April 2016 with an expected completion date of April 2019. However, the sustained efforts of the LMRC and TATA Projects led execution team, ensured completion much before schedule. This new metro line includes stations such as Hussainganj, Sachivalaya and Hazratganj.

“We are delighted to provide a world-class metro line to Lucknow. The new line will provide a fillip to development, ease commuting and serve nearby communities. Using the latest technology, we have ensured completion before the deadline,” said Mr Vinayak Deshpande Managing Director, TATA Projects Limited.

The project involved tunnelling under thickly inhabited areas with heritage structures thereby requiring rigorous instrumentation and monitoring. Construction of tunnel below Haider Nallah was executed with a clearance of merely 970mm.

Delhi Metro Project (Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad)

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has today inaugurated its first line extension constructed by TATA Projects led JV. This 9.63 km Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad New Bus Adda elevated extension includes a 170-metre bridge across the Hindon River. Work on this Delhi Metro first line extension commenced on December 2014 and includes stations such as Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajender Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon and New Bus Adda. This is the first metro line to reach the interiors of Ghaziabad and will be a boon for millions of commuters who travel to Delhi for work or other purposes each month.

Speaking on the inauguration of Delhi Metro’s new line, Mr Rahul Shah, Chief Operating Officer (Urban Infra) – TATA Projects, said, “We are proud to have executed these projects by adopting latest technologies and constructing in accordance with world-class standards. Executing projects in congested urban areas is always challenging but TATA Projects’ used long formworks of 25m length for speedy construction and minimal disruption to traffic”.

The stations have also been planned differently with two separate small buildings on either side of the alignment thereby allowing speedy construction through elevated viaduct and track laying remained independent of station buildings. The length of the platforms at all stations is 185 mts and height from the ground level is about 13.5 mts. In addition, all the stations have been designed with disabled-friendly features.

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