J Kumar Sets Up 2nd Launching Gantry for Ahmedabad’s Metro

Hat tip to Bhavin for the images!

After J Kumar Infraprojects commissioned their first Launching Gantry (LG) on the night of February 19, they’ve now set up a second one just 50 meters away in the Nirant Cross Roads area! This LG will build the viaduct in the opposite (westward) direction for the 6 km Vastral Gam to Apparel Park section of the metro’s 20.536 km east-west line.

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

Alignment of the Ahmedabad Metro between Apparel Park & Vastral Gam – view Ahmedabad Metro map


2nd Launching Gantry – Photo Copyright: Bhavin

Some new images of the work done by the first LG:


Photo Copyright: Bhavin


10th completed span – Photo Copyright: Bhavin


First 2 piers at Rabari Colony – Photo Copyright: Bhavin

A couple of crucial contracts are scheduled to be awarded soon:

• Motera-Ranip (stations only) – Bids opened on April 18 ; lowest bidder yet to be revealed
• Shreyas – Ranip (viaduct & stations) – Bids scheduled to be opened on May 12
Rolling Stock (96 coaches) – Bids scheduled to be opened on May 18

Click on the links above for specific details on each package.

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


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