1st Batch of U-Girders Cast for Mumbai Metro’s Line-7

Yesterday, J Kumar Infraprojects completed casting their first set of U-girders for building the viaduct of Mumbai Metro’s 16.5 km Line-7 between Andheri East – Dahisar East. The company is responsible for constructing package CA-02 from Aarey Station to Magathane Station and in August 2016 began setting up their casting yard at Bandra Reclamation for churning out U-girders for both Line-2 & Line-7.

The casting yard consists of 2 casting bays where twelve 25m long U-girders can be cast at the same time. Casting work for 6 girders began on the night of November 25, 2016, but that set had to be discarded due to quality issues spotted by DMRC’s engineers. In the middle of December, J Kumar’s workers began casting a fresh batch of 6 girders which have now been taken out and placed in the storage section of the yard.


rebar framework

concrete pour underway

last U-girder of the batch being lifted out of the bay

placed in the storage section

As you can see, the girders are currently being cured using a brown gunny/hessian cloth which will be removed in the coming days to reveal their finished look.

In December-end, J Kumar completed casting their first pier in Kasam Baug, Malad. Once a set of piers are ready with their pier caps, the contractor will then begin hauling the U-girders on-site and commence launching activity to form the line’s viaduct.

For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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2 Responses to "1st Batch of U-Girders Cast for Mumbai Metro’s Line-7"

  1. Vikas sharma says:

    I want to ask you Mr. Do you have legal permission for taking the photos from site or someone provide you the same???


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