NCC & Simplex Begin Launching U-girders for Mumbai Metro’s Line-7

After J Kumar Infraprojects launched their first U-girder for package CA-02 of Mumbai Metro’s 16.5 km Line-7 in May 2017, the other two contractors of the line, NCC and Simplex Infrastructures, also launched their packages’ first 24.90 long U-girders in mid-June and early-July respectively on different sites along the Western Express Highway.

Even as the ongoing monsoons’ onslaught slows things down in the city, contractors are using every dry period available to build the line in order to meet the tight 30 month deadline for completing civil work from the month of April 2016 when civil contracts were awarded by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) .

• June 15 – NCC launched their 1st U-girder for package CA-03 in Borivali’s Ratan Nagar near the National Park Station’s site.

The first pier for the Magathane – Dahisar East section was cast in December 2016. This section consists of 5 stations at Magathane, Devipada, National Park, Ovaripada and Dahisar East (interchange with Line-2) –

NCC’s package CA-03 of Mumbai Metro Line-7 – view Mumbai Metro info & map

1st U-girder can be seen on the far-left side – Photo Copyright: Sahil Pednekar


• July 5
– Simplex Infrastructures launched their 1st U-girder for package CA-01 in Goregaon East near the Mahanand Station’s site.

The first pier for the Andheri East – Aarey section was cast in January 2017. This section consists of 5 stations at Andheri East (interchange with Line-1), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand and New Ashok Nagar –

Simplex’s package CA-01 of Mumbai Metro Line-7 – view Mumbai Metro info & map

Photo Copyright: Sahil Pednekar

Photo Copyright: Dhruv Bhimrajka

Photo Copyright: Dhruv Bhimrajka

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

– TMRG

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9 Responses to "NCC & Simplex Begin Launching U-girders for Mumbai Metro’s Line-7"

  1. sriharsha says:

    There seems to be no change in the density of traffic on the roads after Metro. The state Govt and the RTO must now bring in some kind of quota as to the number of cars that can be registered in these areas.

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    • TMRG says:

      Definitely. Metro systems aren’t some sort of magic pill and can only do so much to ease congestion. A series of other painful moves must be enforced as well to free up the city’s roads.

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    • Vishal says:

      Well don’t know which city you are talking but I clearly see lot lesser traffic on road below Mumbai Metro1 (Andheri- Ghatkopar section). Also in order to see real impact on traffic we need to see at least 70-80% of network (of entire city) being used. Once line 2 and 7 built it will improve WEH and Link road traffic in western suburbs (by 2020)

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  2. Suresh says:

    Looks like “New Ashok Nagar” isn’t part of metro line 7. Can we get the exact stations and their locations in this line

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