About 200 metres of Tran Hung Dạo Street from Le Duan Street to Yet Kieu Street in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District will be narrowed to make room for the construction of Nhon- Hanoi Railway Station on the city’s new urban railway route in the next few days.
|A rendering of the urban railway depot at Hanoi Railway Station. - Photo anninhthudo.vn |
Hanoi Urban Railway Management Board announced the move on Monday, saying the stretch would be reduced to five metres wide and turned into a one-way street from Le Duan Street to Quan Su Street.
Barriers would be installed along the stretch and parking plots along it would be closed, the management board said.
The urban railway route running through the districts of Bac Tu Liem, Nam Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Ba Dinh, Dong Đa and Hoan Kiem is 12.5km long including 8.5km of elevated track and 4km underground.
Construction was started on the line in September 2010, and was originally supposed to be finished in 2017. Under the updated plan released last year, the elevated part of the route will go into operation in 2020 and the underground part will be operational in 2022.
According to the management board, 40 per cent of the work has been completed.
On the 8.5km-long elevated part from Nhon to Cau Giay, 98 per cent of the work has been done. On the 4km-long underground part from Kim Ma Street to Hanoi Railway Station, work is ongoing at Kim Ma and Cat Linh depots.
Work on two other underground depots in Van Mieu and Hanoi Railway Station will start next month.