Pier Work Begins for Ahmedabad Metro’s North-South Line

Earlier this month, workers from IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Ltd. started tying up rebar to build piers for the southern section of Ahmedabad Metro’s 17.23 km north-south line!

The Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad (MEGA) had invited bids for this 4.62 km Gyaspur – Shreyas section in July 2015 and awarded a Rs. 374.64 crore contract to IL&FS in December 2015. After winning the contract, IL&FS began mobilizing men & machinery on-site in February 2016. In between all of that, Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel, laid the foundation stone for the entire line on January 17, 2016.

TMRG reader Bhavin visited the line’s site at Jivraj Park & snapped some nice images for y’all to see 🙂

Location where the pier work has started:

Gyaspur - Shreyas section of Ahmedabad Metro

Gyaspur – Shreyas section of the north-south line – view Ahmedabad Metro information & map


Photo Copyright: Bhavin


Photo Copyright: Bhavin

To support this section’s construction, IL&FS has setup a small casting yard at the Gyaspur Depot’s site from where it’ll be churning out precast segments to launch and form the line’s viaduct. Here are some images I recently shared on Twitter of a gantry crane that was just setup inside the yard:

Piling work has started on the line’s 4.85 km northern section (Motera-Ranip) while the contract for the 8.94 km mid-section (Shreyas – Ranip) is yet to be awarded.

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


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