Late last month, workers from J Kumar Infraprojects began launching precast segments near Ahmedabad Metro’s East Ramp for constructing the viaduct of their 6 km section of the 20.536 km east-west line. As per one source, this is the 5th launching gantry to be commissioned, but there’s a possibility that another previously used launching gantry was dismantled and brought to this site.
Tweet from January when the LG was being set up:
— The Metro Rail Guy (@TheMetroRailGuy) January 14, 2017
Image of the 1st segment being brought on-site for launching:
More images will be added here when available, so do check back.
Meanwhile, Ranjt Builcon has also started setting up their 1st launching gantry at AEC for building a 4.85 km section, between Motera and Ranip, of Ahmedabad Metro’s 17.23 km north-south line.
Here’s my go-to video to demonstrate how the launching gantry works its magic with precast segments to build modern segmental viaducts and bridges:
For more updates, check out the Ahmedabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!