Earlier this week, workers from Simplex Infrastructures removed formwork (casting molds) to finish casting their first pillar in Goregaon East for Mumbai Metro’s 16.5 km Line-7 between Andheri East and Dahisar East. This comes just a couple weeks after J Kumar Infraprojects and NCC finished casting piers for their respective sections at Malad and Magathane.
Simplex was awarded the contract to build package CA-01 between Andheri (E) & Aarey stations in April 2016 and commenced soil testing works in July 2016. The CA-01 section of the line connects up to existing Line-1’s WEH Station and consists of 5 stations at Andheri (E), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand and New Ashok Nagar. A small portion of it, between Andheri (E) and Shankarwadi, will run on the eastern edge of the Western Express Highway while the rest of the line will be built on the western edge.
Some images of the 1st pier located near the New Ashok Nagar Station’s site:
Someone else on Twitter also spotted this pier along with another pier :
— Dhaval Shah (@ShahDhavall) January 19, 2017
Images from other sections of the line can be seen here:
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