Piling Work Begins at Ahmedabad Metro’s Apparel Park Depot

Decent Engineers on a subcontract from URC Construction Pvt. Limited last week began piling work at the Apparel Park Depot of Ahmedabad Metro’s 20.536 km East-West line! This 38.5 acre depot will house 17 of the 32 metro train-sets that the Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad (MEGA) is currently in the process of procuring for the entire 37.766 km Phase 1 system. In the urban mass transit sector, this is URC’s second project after the Byappanahalli depot in Bangalore.

Satellite view of Apparel Park Depot’s land:

Orange line: Ramp leading to Apparel Park Depot - view Ahmedabad Metro map

Orange line: Ramp leading to Apparel Park Depot – view Ahmedabad Metro map

As per the project’s Detailed Project Report, the Gyaspur Depot will serve the following functions which are fairly standard for all depots across the county:

Depot – cum – workshop at Apparel Park for East West Corridor
(i) Major overhauls of all the trains of E-W Corridor.
(ii) All minor schedules and repairs of E-W Corridor.
(iii) Lifting for replacement of heavy equipment and testing thereafter of E-W Corridor.
(iv) Repair of heavy equipments of E-W Corridor

The master plan of the depot includes 4 sheds housing a total of 23 stabling lines, 3 inspection lines and 4 workshop lines as shown below:

Apparel Park Depot's Site Plan - view large

Apparel Park Depot’s Site Plan – view large – Source: RITES

Images from the commencement of work:

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Customary coconut being broken – Photo Copyright: Yogesh Patel

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Decent Engineers’ decent team – Photo Copyright: Yogesh Patel

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Rebar cages for piling work – Photo Copyright: Yogesh Patel

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

– TMRG

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