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Delhi Metro wins civil engineering award

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has won the Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Award for the year 2010 specially for completing various infrastructural projects in record time, an official said Tuesday.

The award will be given by the international Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC). The council works for the promotion and advancement of the science and practice of civil engineering and related professions for sustainable development in the Asian region.

The award is given to agencies involved in infrastructural projects that have made exemplary contribution to the progress of civil engineering works.

The project taken up by the agency should contribute to the nation where the project is located and they should have impacted on or spread through other Asian nations or ACECC member economies.

Work on a 125-km stretch of the Delhi Metro is in progress in Phase II and will be completed before the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. Large sections of this have already been opened for the public.

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