Images from Inside Delhi Metro’s Ghaziabad Extension Project’s Precast Yard

As some of you might recollect, last week I had posted images of Delhi Metro Red line’s 9.410 km extension from Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad’s New Bus Adda taking shape on the GT Road. While the line’s piles and its piers are cast in-situ (i.e. on-site), its pier cap and 28m long U-shaped girders are cast at a site just north of the Pacific Mall in Ghaziabad’s Kaushambi area. From Kaushambi, these items are taken on-site for erecting on top of the piers.

At the time of writing this piece, the GYT-TPL JV (A Joint Venture of GYT-China and Tata Projects Limited) has cast a total of 60 U-shaped girders and 35 pier caps for this project (CC-87) of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3.

Satellite view of the precast site:

Images:

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Concrete pour taking place – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

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Workers leveling the concrete – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

This batch of girders on the left is awaiting a concrete pour – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

View of the casting bay with the Pacific Mall – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

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A brown gunny/hessian cloth being used for curing – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

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Completed girders stacked up! – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Formwork/Mold for pier caps – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Preparations are currently taking place to launch the first U-shaped girder between piers# 18 & 19 at the Delhi/Uttar Pradesh border on the night of December 19!

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

– TMRG

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