The cracks have been noticed at a time when the Delhi [ Images ] Metro Rail Corporation has begun trial runs on the much-awaited Yamuna Bank-Noida line, which is set to be opened for public by the end of August.
Shirish Patel and Associates, a consultant appointed to check Metro structures especially cantilevers on all the under construction Phase II lines, noticed the cracks on Saturday.
Following the consultant's report, DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan visited the site on Sunday. The cracks were spotted and Piers 10 and 14, which are located near the Indian Oil [ Get Quote ] building in Sector 14 of Noida, and Sreedharan said the crack on Pillar 14 was superficial, while he order a thorough inspection into the pier 10.
The Noida stretch was constructed by Gammon India [ Get Quote ], which is also contractor of the Central Secretariat-Badarpur where the mishap occurred. The trial runs on the 13.1-km-long Noida line have only been started on the Yamuna Bank-New Ashok Nagar stretch for now and will be extended to Noida City Centre Sector 32 after 10 days.