Ahmedabad Metro Completes Casting First Pier Cap at Nirant Cross Roads

Remember the first under construction pier (pillar) cap that I had written about last month? If not, then see: Pier Cap Construction Begins on Ahmedabad’s Metro at Nirant Cross Roads for information & images. That pier cap has been cast!

Photo Copyright: Sherlock Holmes

First completed pier cap – Photo Copyright: Sherlock Holmes

With that, the first pier is now ready! This pier is part of the 6 km Apparel Park – Vastral Gam section of the 20.536 km east-west line which is being constructed by J Kumar Infraprojects:

Alignment of the under construction section between Apparel Park and Vastral Gam

Alignment of the under construction section between Apparel Park and Vastral Gam

Work on this section continues well into the night. Here’s another image of workers tying up rebar to prepare for a concrete pour at another pier:

Photo Copyright: Sherlock Holmes

Photo Copyright: Sherlock Holmes

When at least 20-30 piers will be ready which I reckon would be by February, J Kumar will then start launching precast segments (see images of them being cast) to form the line’s elevated viaduct using a special segment launching crane – see example from Bangalore.

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

– TMRG

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