First U-Girder Launched for Delhi Metro Red Line’s 9.4 km Ghaziabad Extension

On the night of December 27, the GYT-TPL JV (a Joint Venture of GYT-China and Tata Projects Limited) launched the first U-shaped girder for the 9.41 km Ghaziabad extension of the Delhi Metro’s Red line! This extension is being executed under contract CC-87 of the 159.327 km Phase III project.

The 28m long pier was cast at a precast yard in Ghaziabad’s Sahibabad Industrial Area from where it was brought out and placed between Piers P1- 18 and 19 to the east of the upcoming Shahid Nagar station in an operation that lasted about two hours.

Alignment of Delhi Metro Red line's extension to Ghaziabad's New Bus Adda

Alignment of Delhi Metro Red line’s extension to Ghaziabad’s New Bus Adda – view Delhi Metro map

Images:

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Girder about to be hauled out of the casting yard – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

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Going up! – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

{Thud}…and done! – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Next morning: Looking good with blue skies! - Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

Next morning: Looking good under rare blue skies! – Photo Copyright: Vijay Gupta

The Red line between Dilshad Garden –  Kashmere Gate – Rithala is currently 25.09 km long. After the Ghaziabad extension is completed by the end of 2017 and becomes operational in 2018, the line will become 34.50 km long! To see an assorted bunch of construction images of this extension, check out [Pics] Delhi Metro Red Line’s Extension to Ghaziabad Taking Shape.

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

– TMRG

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One Response to "First U-Girder Launched for Delhi Metro Red Line’s 9.4 km Ghaziabad Extension"

  1. H N Gopalaswamy says:

    And these Engineers are treated shabbily by the so called elite IAS who are the Govt.

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