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'91% bearings on Delhi Airport Metro track were defective'

Last updated on: July 27, 2012 10:11 IST

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BS Reporter in New Delhi

A report of a joint inspection committee (JIC) - comprising experts from DMRC, Indian Railways and Reliance Infra - has revealed that the Airport Metro Express line had been rolling on a track that had 91 per cent of its bearings dislocated.

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Photographs, courtesy: Delhi Airport Metro Express.


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JIC had done site survey soon after the 23-km Metro corridor between New Delhi Railway Station and IGI Airport was shut on July 8.

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According to the sources who confirm the findings of the report, but don't wish to be named, the train was allowed to run over a track, where "91 per cent of the bearings are defective or dislocated; 32 per cent have cracks, are torn or bulged; 81 per cent of the grout over bearing have cracked or disappeared; 33 per cent grouts under bearing are cracked; and cracks have appeared in seven per cent of the girders.

 



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