Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) has constructed its longest subway for smooth connectivity between IICC Dwarka Sector-25 station and India International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC) complex and central arena.
The 735-metre-long subway will have two entry points for reaching the metro station at the convention centre. This subway is 7 metres in width and about 4 metres in height.
“This subway has been made as an integral part of the upcoming IICC (Dwarka Sector-25) underground metro station which is an extension of the Airport Express Line connecting New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector-21 via Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport,” a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official said.
There are eight escalators and four lifts in the subway at various locations. At each entry and exit of the subway, there are two escalators and a lift. Additionally, there is a level difference in the subway to accommodate the structure of the IICC complex. At the point of level difference, a staircase, lift and four escalators have been made. “The subway will have printed glass fixed on the walls, CCTV surveillance, public address system for the ultimate commuter experience,” a metro official said.
Officials said a network of covered channel drains has been provided at the floor level of the subway through which water will be taken to sumps near entry, exit and emergency staircases. Sump pumps of appropriate capacity have been provided at these locations which will drain the water to the IICC drainage system.
The subway has been constructed using cut-and-cover technology. The construction was an engineering challenge as it required planning and close coordination with the engineering, procurement and construction contractor of the convention centre complex.
The IICC complex is expected to become operational in September. TOI reported on Monday that IICC is set to become the second mega convention and exhibition venue after Pragati Maidan. Spread over 5,070 square metres, IICC will have a seating capacity of 6,000. The centre is expected to host seminars, conventions and large-scale exhibitions.