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Updated February 6th, 2024 at 12:05 IST

Majlis Park-Maujpur Corridor Gets a Boost: Delhi's 5th Yamuna Metro Bridge Nears Completion

The upcoming bridge will come up between two existing bridges on Yamuna – Wazirabad bridge and Signa

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The upcoming bridge will connect Soorghat and Sonia Vihar stations on the Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor. | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: The Yamuna river in the national capital will soon get a new metro bridge. The work on the upcoming bridge, which will connect Soorghat and Sonia Vihar stations on the Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor, will be completed by mid-2025, officials said. The Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor is an extension of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line. The bridge will have a length of 560 metres.

According to DMRC, the superstructure work — the portion that absorbs the live load — of the bridge is underway.  

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Of the total length, a portion of 280 metres has been completed. Bridge builders are being used for the construction of the bridge.

Officials said that the Majlis Park-Maujpur corridor of Delhi Metro’s Phase-IV is scheduled for completion in mid-2025.

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Currently, the DMRC has four bridges to cross the Yamuna river. Of these four bridges, the Yamuna Bank bridge on the Blue Line is the longest with a length of 698.8 metres.whereas the Shashtri Park bridge (553-metre-long) on Red line is the oldest metro bridge to pass over the river.

The upcoming bridge will come up between two existing bridges on Yamuna – Wazirabad bridge and Signature Bridge. The bridge will cross Yamuna at about 385 metres downstream of old Wazirabad bridge and 213 metres upstream of the existing Signature Bridge.

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This would be the first-ever metro bridge over Yamuna to be built using the cantilever construction method. A cantilever is a rigid structural element that extends horizontally and is supported at only one end.

DMRC is constructing three corridors as part of its Phase-IV extension. Of these three corridors, Majlis Park-Maujpur is the smallest corridor with a length of 12.318 km. This corridor will have eight stations.

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Published February 6th, 2024 at 12:05 IST

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