Piling Work Begins for Ahmedabad Metro’s Shreyas – Ranip Section

Construction work for the 8.94 km Shreyas – Ranip section of Ahmedabad Metro’s 18.52 km north-south line has commenced with the contractor, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd., starting piling work at Vijaynagar.

The contract for this mid-section of the line was awarded by the Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) to Simplex Infrastructures on December 31, 2016 after they emerged as the lowest bidder a day earlier. Simplex then began barricading different sites in February and deployed piling rigs earlier this month at the northern section of their package in Vijaynagar and Nava Vadaj to build the foundation for the line’s elevated structure.

This stretch consists of 6 elevated stations at Paldi, Gandhigram, Old High Court (interchange with the 20.737 km East-West line), Usmanpura, Vijaynagar and Vadaj. Interestingly, Simplex Infrastructures will also build a vehicular underpass at Paldi Station.

Alignment from Shreyas to Ranip - view Ahmedabad Metro map and information

Alignment from Shreyas to Ranip – view Ahmedabad Metro map and information

Here are some images from a TMRG follower:

Photo Copyright: Arpit Shah

Photo Copyright: Arpit Shah

Photo Copyright: Arpit Shah

Photo Copyright: Arpit Shah

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.

Phase 1’s Status

Green: Under Construction | Orange: Under Construction (Viaduct Only) | Red: Contracts Awarded in January – Construction will Commence Soon

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

– TMRG

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2 Responses to "Piling Work Begins for Ahmedabad Metro’s Shreyas – Ranip Section"

  1. sweetu514 says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Now that contracts for phase 1 have been awarded, can we expect MEGA will start it’s phase 2 work ? Have they got the approval for phase 2 ? When will the metro come to gandhinagar ?

    Reply
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