1st Pier Cast for Nagpur’s Metro on Wardha Road

Workers from NCC Ltd., the contractor for Nagpur Metro’s 7.61 km elevated Reach 1 section of the 19.66 km north-south line, have completed casting the project’s 1st pier on Wardha Road! The pier is currently being cured using gunny/hessian bags which will be removed in the coming days to reveal the finished product. Piling work to build the line’s foundation work had started in January after which workers began building pile caps in March.

As per a FB post by the NMRCL:

The pier is based on Pile foundation with 4 no. of piles having diameter of 1.2mtr each. On the top of Pile foundation is Pile cap of Size 5.7×5.7. The Pier size is 1.5 mtr x2.00 mtr. & Height of Pier is nearly 8.5 mtr. The grade of concrete is M 60.

Nagpur Metro's map showing the location of the 9 stations which will be designed by L&T Infra

Alignment of Nagpur Metro’s Reach 1 – view Nagpur Metro map & information

Diagramatic representation of what goes into building a pillar for the metro - Courtesy: Civil Engineering Discoveries

Diagrammatic representation of a metro pillar – Courtesy: Civil Engineering Discoveries


Shot while being cast using formwork – Photo Copyright: NMRCL


After removing the formwork & covering it with gunny bags…ta-da! – Photo Copyright: NMRCL

Photo Copyright: Maharashtra Times

Photo Copyright: Maharashtra Times

If you look closely in the last image, you’ll spot workers tying up rebar for the 2nd pier.

In other encouraging news, the Ministry of Finance signed a Rs 3772 crore loan agreement with Germany’s KfW bank in Delhi on April 1 while a project level agreement was signed in Nagpur on April 10. In June, the NMRCL is expected to sign another loan agreement deal with France’s AFD bank for Rs 977 crore.

With more funds now in its pockets, in the coming weeks I expect the NMRCL to award contracts for the General Consultant and the construction of Reach 3 (Lokmanya Tilak Nagar to Rani Jhansi Square) on the 18.557 km east-west line.

For more updates on Nagpur’s Metro, check out the Nagpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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3 Responses to "1st Pier Cast for Nagpur’s Metro on Wardha Road"

  1. NMRC Employee says:

    Fear Not!

    The Tender for Reach 3 will be awarded within the next 1 week. The Price Bid has been opened and it is on the final stage of being awarded.


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