1st Girder Launched for Delhi Metro’s Shahid Nagar Station’s Platform

This past weekend, the Guangdong Yuantian Engineering Co. – Tata Projects Ltd. (GYT – TPL) JV launched the first 18.5m girder for building the platform level of Delhi Metro’s upcoming Shahid Nagar Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. This station is part of the Red Line’s 9.41 km extension being executed under package CC-87 of the Delhi Metro’s 160 km Phase 3 project.

A similar construction method was adopted for 8 Lucknow Metro’s stations on package LKCC-01.

This isn’t the first time that Delhi has seen something like this. While precast concrete girders are being used here, a decade ago, in an effort to save time during Phase 2, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had Simplex Infrastructures on package BC-20 build the Chhattarpur Station on the Yellow Line using special pre-fabricated structural steel after land for it became available to the contractor very late in the construction phase. The conventional construction technique of building stations by concrete would have taken at least two years to construct, which would have delayed the Yellow Line’s extension to Gurgaon substantially.

Alignment of Delhi Metro Red line's extension to Ghaziabad's New Bus Adda

Alignment of Delhi Metro Red line’s extension to Ghaziabad – view Delhi Metro map

Photo Copyright: Mohit Revalia

Photo Copyright: Mohit Revalia

Photo Copyright: Mohit Revalia

Photo Copyright: Mohit Revalia

Photo Copyright: Mohit Revalia

Done! – Photo Copyright: Mohit Revalia

The tendering process for this extension’s civil construction was concluded in 2014, but soon fell into legal troubles. As per the contract, construction is supposed to be concluded by 14 June 2017, but that is clearly not possible. The Red line between Dilshad Garden –  Kashmere Gate – Rithala is currently 25.09 km long, and after this section opens up in late-2018 or 2019, the line will become 34.50 km long.

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


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8 Responses to "1st Girder Launched for Delhi Metro’s Shahid Nagar Station’s Platform"

  1. Siddhant Kumar says:

    When will ito kashmere gate line open to public.

  2. Peeyush Karnani says:

    Can you to me when Delhi metro’s official website(the phase 3 status) is updated? Is it quarterly and when will be it’s next update?

  3. mridul yadav says:

    what is the construction status of other stations after shahid nagar, on the red line extension to new bus adda???

    • Rohan Sharma says:

      shahid nagar is most advanced. every subsequent station is around 20 days behinnd the previous one

  4. Ashu says:

    ITO – Kashmiri Gate Violet Line Extension (Heritage Line) Won’t be open before June… Still Awaited and Delayed More than it’s Schedule Time of Commencement by April. Can’t Hope Any More Now… It will be God’s Magic if it’s Opened Before Estimated Time…

  5. KRISHNAN says:

    Delhi Metro’s ‘Heritage Line’ from ITO to Kashmere Gate is finally set to open by next month(21 Apr 2017)

  6. Ashu Jain says:

    Good News Wih Some Hope…
    Check Out Link – http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-delhi-metro-s-heritage-line-to-open-next-month-2409993
    For Opening Of Heritage Line (Violet Line Extension)


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