Remember the first under construction pier (pillar) cap that I had written about last month? If not, then see: Pier Cap Construction Begins on Ahmedabad’s Metro at Nirant Cross Roads for information & images. That pier cap has been cast!
With that, the first pier is now ready! This pier is part of the 6 km Apparel Park – Vastral Gam section of the 20.536 km east-west line which is being constructed by J Kumar Infraprojects:
Work on this section continues well into the night. Here’s another image of workers tying up rebar to prepare for a concrete pour at another pier:
When at least 20-30 piers will be ready which I reckon would be by February, J Kumar will then start launching precast segments (see images of them being cast) to form the line’s elevated viaduct using a special segment launching crane – see example from Bangalore.
For more updates on Ahmedabad’s Metro, check out the Ahmedabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!