Construction work for Mumbai Metro’s 18.6 km Line-2 connecting Dahisar with DN Nagar has commenced with the contractor, J Kumar Infraprojects, starting piling work at multiple places along the city’s Link Road in the western suburbs. Piling rigs were deployed earlier this month at places such as Malad, Mohan Nagar & IC Colony, and have now started to build the foundation for the line’s elevated structure.
The contract to J Kumar Infraproject was awarded by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (executor of the project) in July 2016 after they had emerged as the lowest bidder for both packages, AC-01 & AC-02, in May 2016. The line (see alignment map) will consists of 17 elevated stations at Dahisar (east), Anand Nagar, Rushi Sankul, IC Colony, Eksar, Don Bosco, Shimpoli, Mahavir Nagar, Kamraj Nagar, Charkop, Malad Metro, Kasturi Park, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon, Adarsh Nagar, Shastri Nagar and DN Nagar where it’ll connect up to Line-1.
Here are some images I shared recently on my Twitter account:
To rehash from another post, piling work is the first step in the construction process and is used to build the elevated viaduct’s foundation. Typically 4-6 piles are built per pier as shown below:
Within the next 3 months, the contractor will begin casting piers on-site and locals will start seeing more visible progress.
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