Segment Launching Begins to Plug Delhi Metro’s Shahdara Gap

Shared this update on Twitter earlier today, but reposting for those not on it.

On this past Monday morning, workers from the JMC-CHEC JV began launching precast segments near Delhi Metro’s Welcome Station in Shahdara to plug just another gap on the 58.6 km Pink line’s viaduct. This section of the line is a part of the 160 km Phase 3’s CC-12 package between Krishna Nagar – Gokulpuri, and as per the LOA was supposed to be completed by 15 October, 2014 in order to meet the December 2016 deadline.

The commencement of segment launching activity for this 20m span was entirely dependent on the erection of 4 girders, over the Indian Railways’ Delhi–Moradabad line and Delhi Metro’s Red Line, which got delayed due to design approvals. Launching activity for those girders commenced in October and was completed in mid-November using multiple railway blocks.

Satellite Imagery:


Photo Copyright: Shyam Sundar Das

Photo Copyright: Shyam Sundar Das

Photo Copyright: Shyam Sundar Das

Girders over the Indian Railways’ and Delhi Metro’s Red lines:

Photo Copyright: Shyam Sundar Das

Red Line train! – Photo Copyright: Shyam Sundar Das

In other related news,  ITD-ITD CEM JV’s launching gantry is now east of the Anand Vihar Station (see images) and will soon launch segments over the Ghazipur Drain to plug another 280m gap. Further south, the deadlock at Hasanpur continues without any resolution in sight.

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


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5 Responses to "Segment Launching Begins to Plug Delhi Metro’s Shahdara Gap"

  1. Mridul yadav says:

    Has the contractor and DMRC completed the construction of the viaduct between Anand vihar and Karkardooma stations on line 7 ??? Bcoz u posted the images of the launching girder crossing the under -const. Anand vihar station.

    • TMRG says:

      No, not yet. ITD’s launching gantry has so far built only 150m from the railway line to the Pink Line’s Anand Vihar Station.

  2. Siddhant Kumar says:

    When will work begin on the gap in hasanpur village after i.p extension metro station. Work on ip extension metro station is going on very fast and connecting it to the vinod nagar depot is going on very fast.

  3. Siddhant Kumar says:

    Building owner is nishant garg. This building was a restaurant named abhishek restaurant a years ago.


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