CEC-SAM India JV Launches Final U-Girder for Noida Metro

Workers from CEC-SAM India JV today launched the last of 2035 U-shaped girders for building the 30 km Aqua Line between Noida’s Sector 71 and Greater Noida Depot. This particular girder was launched for an emergency siding located between Sector-143 and Sector-144 stations (view map) parallel to the main-line.

Each girder for this line is typically 27 meters long, weighs 160 tons and was cast either at the Sector Theta-III yard or at the Sector-149 yard. Launching work commenced in December 2015, barely 7 months after all 3 civil construction contracts of the line were awarded to CEC-SAM India. In October 2016, they launched a record 218 U-girders with a combined length of roughly 3 km, beating their previous record of 200 achieved in May 2016.

Pep talk in progress – Photo Copyright: TOI Noida

Photo Copyright: Sandesh Bharadwaj

Photo Copyright: Jai Rajputana

Photo Copyright: Pankaj Parashar

Main-line (left) and siding-line (right) – Photo Copyright: Pankaj Parashar

Photo Copyright: Sandesh Bharadwaj


For more updates, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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7 Responses to "CEC-SAM India JV Launches Final U-Girder for Noida Metro"

  1. Ravinder Singh says:

    Congratulation Team CEC

  2. Daroga Jee says:

    whenn OHE cable commeneced to be comlpeted

  3. Eiji Mastani says:

    By the way. when is Aqua-line expected to open?

    • TMRG says:

      They’re aiming for April 2018 which seems a little tight. They should be able to open it sometime before the summer ends.

  4. Satish Suneja says:

    Congrats Team CEC

  5. subhash says:

    Congrts to team. very fast and
    planned working system.


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