[Pics] Piling & Pier Work for Ahmedabad’s Metro at Vastral Gram

Here are some new images shot on this Sunday (Oct 4) which shows Ahmedabad Metro’s viaduct shaping up at Vastral Gram near the Sardar Patel Ring Road in the eastern part of the city. This section is part of the initial 6 km stretch from Vastral Gam to Apparel Park which is being executed by J Kumar Infraprojects.

You may use this diagrammatic representation to understand some of the terms I’ve used below:

Diagramatic representation of what goes into building a pillar for the metro

Diagramatic representation of what goes into building a pillar for the metro – Courtesy: Civil Engineering Discoveries

Ready? Now here are some images:

There are 6 piles to a pier! - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

There will be 6 piles to a pier! – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

Rebar is up for new piers! - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

Rebar is up for new piers! – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

and some more piers shaping up - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

and some more piers shaping up – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

The steel cage for the pile cap being prepared - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

The steel cage for the pile cap being prepared – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

Casting formwork to help give shape to the piers - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

Casting formwork to help give shape to the piers – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

Piles poppin' out of the ground - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

Piles poppin’ out of the ground – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

A recently casted pier being cured! - Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi

A recently casted pier being cured! – Photo Copyright: Rushabh Gandhi – Flickr

For more updates on Ahmedabad’s Metro, check out the Ahmedabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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