National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) yesterday completed the pile foundation of 100th pile on the 17 km priority section of Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor. Prime Minister of India had laid the foundation stone of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor on March, 2019.
The execution of project at this pace is a result of meticulous planning, expertise and hard work of the NCRTC team led by Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director – NCRTC. This fairly small team with its expertise and indigenous approach is leaving no stone unturned to completely transform the regional transportation system of NCR.
A pile is a long cylindrical foundation that is built deep inside the ground to support the vertical structure on it. On the top of pile foundation is pile cap, a thick square concrete structure that rests on piles to provide a stable foundation. The 82-km-long Delhi–Ghaziabad–Meerut Corridor is the first RRTS Corridor to be implemented in India.
Civil construction work on the 17-km-long prioritized section between Sahibabad and Duhai is on in full swing and the construction will be visible in the form of piers and viaduct soon.
The 17-km-long priority section will have approximately 400 pillars excluding the station boxes.