New Delhi: The work on the heritage line of Delhi Metro, a 9-km stretch from Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate via Janpath, Mandi House, ITO, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi Gate and Red Fort, will be executed in such a manner that commuters will not face any inconvenience.  The DMRC has procured an advanced tunnel boring machine from Germany which will prepare the tunnels without hampering the traffic. The entire construction work is supposed to be done below the ground level and the only the metro stations will be set up on the roads.

DMRC chief spokesperson Anuj Dayal said, “Janpath metro station will be constructed between the Central Secretariat and Mandi house.  Some construction work will be carried out on the road for which few changes have been made on the routes of this area. But the rest of the work will be carried out under the ground not hampering the traffic movement on the roads.”

The German tunnel machine is 60-80 meters long and is specialized for underground construction work. The machine can dig tunnel without disturbing the traffic on the road.

Dayal added, “The machine has been procured keeping in the mind the several important places falling on the route. If the construction work had been carried out on the roads it would have affected the scores of people.”

Many important buildings and offices like, LIC building, MTNL, IOC office, Imperial Hotel, Eastern and western court, Janpath market, Handicraft emporium fall on the Janpath route and Sahitya Kala Academy, FICCI, Kamani auditorium, Triveni art gallery, National School of Drama, College of Art, Sriram Art Centre, Bengali market fall on Mandi house route.