Piling Work Begins for Mumbai Metro’s Line-2

Construction work for Mumbai Metro’s 18.6 km Line-2 connecting Dahisar with DN Nagar has commenced with the contractor, J Kumar Infraprojects, starting piling work at multiple places along the city’s Link Road in the western suburbs. Piling rigs were deployed earlier this month at places such as Malad, Mohan Nagar & IC Colony, and have now started to build the foundation for the line’s elevated structure.

The contract to J Kumar Infraproject was awarded by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (executor of the project) in July 2016 after they had emerged as the lowest bidder for both packages, AC-01 & AC-02, in May 2016. The line (see alignment map) will consists of 17 elevated stations at Dahisar (east), Anand Nagar, Rushi Sankul, IC Colony, Eksar, Don Bosco, Shimpoli, Mahavir Nagar, Kamraj Nagar, Charkop, Malad Metro, Kasturi Park, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon, Adarsh Nagar, Shastri Nagar and DN Nagar where it’ll connect up to Line-1.

Here are some images I shared recently on my Twitter account:

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IC Colony in Borivali West – Photo Copyright: Swapnil Borkar

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IC Colony – Photo Copyright: Mathew Varghese Jaimon

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Snapped in Malad – Photo Copyright: Aditya Dubey

To rehash from another post, piling work is the first step in the construction process and is used to build the elevated viaduct’s foundation. Typically 4-6 piles are built per pier as shown below:

Diagramatic representation of what goes into building a pillar for the metro

Diagramatic representation of what goes into building a pillar for the metro – Courtesy: Civil Engineering Discoveries

Within the next 3 months, the contractor will begin casting piers on-site and locals will start seeing more visible progress.

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

– TMRG

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15 Responses to "Piling Work Begins for Mumbai Metro’s Line-2"

  1. Kamal says:

    good going, any news about Andheri east – Dahisar east line and Line number 3 ?

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  2. aditya says:

    Wasn’t there a proposed metro station for oshiwara in line 2? is it replaced Goregaon metro station?
    Btw thank you for doing such a fantastic job of keeping us all updated on metro news

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    • TMRG says:

      The closest station to Oshiwara will be at Bangur Nagar and Kasturi Park (not sure where this place or whether it exists). All station names can later be expected to change to reflect their actual location.

      Thanks for your message 🙂

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      • Aditya says:

        I just checked, the Goregaon bus depot station on line 2A is right next to oshiwara depot and in front of Oshiwara industrial complex.

        Along with these metro lines, I hope government also acts on Oshiwara district center to reduce the need for people to travel. The city needs much more similar steps to improve the standard of living.

        Thank you for doing spectacular work through this blog, I will continue to follow this website.

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  3. USOZ says:

    Hi when will work on 2B start?

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    • TMRG says:

      Can’t start until 2018. The part of the line is currently being designed and they are yet to invite bids for its construction.

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  4. Valerian Clement says:

    When will this work actually be completed?

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  5. Tarun Gandhi says:

    2A & 7 metro line has a deadline of 30 months. N as per my info; they are suppose to be ready in 30 months

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    • TMRG says:

      One thing to set a deadline and another to complete work within it. Given the site constraints (esp. on the WEH with its traffic), it’s not going to be an easy task.

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  6. Jayant says:

    Amazing work metro guy.

    Absolutely delighted to see Mumbai finally get a meaningful metro plan covering both existing trunk routes and crossing East to West routes.

    One way the govt could fund these very costly projects is charge higher property taxes to houses within say 1km of upcoming metro stations for next 5-6 years till the line is commissioned. There would be significant property value or rental value growth once metro starts. Ppl would be happy to pay a tax which goes directly into visible nearby infrastructure.

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  7. vijay raut says:

    Does the work for metro 2 has started? i.e.from charkop to Colaba…

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  8. Pratik says:

    I hope deadlines won’t meet any delays. Commencement of Metro should be on. The given time.

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  9. Vimal kothari says:

    Hi I would like to know that how to connect Dahisar east to Dahisar west from flyover (link toad) and what is height of metro line ?

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