Magenta Line corridor: New Haus Khas station an engineering landmark

May 25, 2018, 05:56 PM IST

At 29 metres, the five-level new Hauz Khas station on the soon-to-be inaugurated Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West corridor of the Magenta Line is the deepest station on the Delhi Metro network, whose tunnel was bored below the existing one on the Yellow Line.



The present station at busy Hauz Khas (HUDA City Centre-Samayapur Badli) is 17-metre deep. For the construction of the new station, it was not possible to go below the existing station, as the foundation is 32 metre and there is the foundation of the flyover on Outer Ring Road also, a senior DMRC official said today.



The 24.82-km-long corridor on the Magenta Line, part of the Phase-III project is slated to be inaugurated on May 28. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said construction of the new Hauz Khas station was a "massive challenge" for the metro team.



The new station has been connected with the currently operational station through a ramp. The current Hauz Khas station starts near the Laxman Public School and proceeds up to almost the median of the Outer Ring Road.



The DMRC said that to prevent disturbance to the residents from civil work, sound barriers were installed at the Hauz Khas station area.