On July 19, engineers and construction workers from the CEC-SAM JV cast the largest ever pier cap to be used in India for Noida’s 30 km new metro line! This pier cap weighing 160 tonnes is the 1st of 105 special pier caps that will support the platform level of the line’s 21 stations. Traditional pre-cast pier caps used for Indian metro lines’ viaducts (eg. Kochi, Noida, Lucknow and Delhi) are roughly 11 m long x 2.5 m wide, but the ones cast here for the station’s structure are 17.5 m long x 2.9 m wide.
The pier cap was designed by the TCPL-Systra JV
Spanish firm Ayesa which won the design contract in May 2015, and was cast at package NC-03’s casting yard located adjacent to Greater Noida’s Sector Theta II.
This pier cap will be launched at Greater Noida’s Alpha 1 station in the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned for a follow-up post on that!
For more updates, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!