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Old April 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM   #521
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thanks!

I understand the threat (specially after what happened in Mumbai!).

Though, this must slow down the flow of passengers considerably (unless there's plenty of "friskers")
No problem

Frisking does slow down passenger flow, but nobody is complaining as one can comprehend the necessity of this security procedure. The big and busy stations have many entrances, so it doesn't take too long anyway.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #525
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Delhi is at least making decent progress.

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Do they still have metal detectors at the entry of each station with private police doing the frisking? (It was an unusual experience for a subway drive but I guess it is necessary)
The Metro police are not exactly private, the personel came from the regular police and the Delhi police control them, even if the pay comes out for the Delhi Metro Rail Corp.
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Delhi looks like it's changing at a million miles per hour.
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Another shot showing the airport metro express viaduct. The Dhaula Kuan station is visible at the back.


Line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur border) can be seen in this shot. It's underground till a little ahead of the stadium and then rises overhead on the right side of the flyover.
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The trains look the same as those running in Hong Kong. I guess they come from the same manufacturer.
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Metro blasts tunnel but ridge is safe

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NEW DELHI: Racing against time and faced with the task of protecting the central ridge at all costs, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has
carved out a 680-metre long tunnel under the ridge using innovative technology. The tunnel's final wall was broken on Monday. Unlikeall the other underground Delhi Metro lines in the Capital, this section has one large bore with a diameter of 8.2 metres.

Forming part of the Airport Express Line, the passageway runs under the ridge. To ensure that the flora and fauna in the area is not disturbed, DMRC adopted the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM). "Under this method, a tunnel is created by controlled blasting under the earth's surface,'' explained DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal.

The tunnel is being created at a depth of 17-27 metres under the surface so that the trees and other structures remain unaffected by the vibrations caused by the high-speed train movement or the blasting being done to construct the tunnel. The tunnel ends at Ridge Road where the Airport Line will become elevated before it hits Dhaula Kuan flyover.

Under the Austrian method, first an access shaft is created at the point where the tunnel starts. The shaft is as deep as the required depth of the tunnel at the point. Then, the coordinates of the tunnel are identified using sophisticated gadgets and a foundation of special pipes filled with concrete is created to support the earth above as the tunnel is carved out. The tunnel is constructed by dispersing rock or soil with controlled explosions. After that, a final layer of thick concrete is put on the inside to form the foundation walls of the tunnel.

DMRC could have used the cut-and-cover technique but that would have required clearing the entire surface over the tunnel alignment. Due to time constraints, a tunnel boring machine couldn't have been used either. The tunnel had to be created in two years, in time for Commonwealth Games, said an official.

"This was perhaps among the most dangerous constructions in the city and precaution was taken to prevent loose earth from caving in. All the labourers working inside the tunnel are specially trained and the equipment imported. The process is supervised by the contractor, which is a JV between an Indian and an Austrian firm,'' Dayal said.

Tough soil conditions and the ridge on top made it a very challenging exercise for DMRC. "There was a lot of uncertainty in the terrain as we were dealing with highly withered rock and soil. Since the soil conditions were mixed and we couldn't keep drilling in the forest to check the soil conditions underground, we practically had to keep monitoring the class of rock as we moved on,'' Dayal added.

To ensure safety and keep the earth from caving in, engineers say they moved very slowly and created just about 1.5 metres of the tunnel daily. While work on one part of the tunnel which was being bored from both ends simultaneously is almost complete, the whole passage spanning covering 2.6 km, from Talkatora Garden to Buddha Jayanti Park, will be completed by November.

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May 2: TBM breakthrough at Shivaji Stadium on the Airport Express line


May 10: DM chugging into the new Yamuna Bank station


DM museum at the Central Secretariat station. It opened around New Year's.
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A tribute to these old beasts that once ruled the High Ways and High Lanes of Kolkata.
We will miss these dearly "past their bed times" trams, as we move on to the "notun cablecars"

















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