Workers from NCC Ltd. have started launching precast segments to construct the 6-lane vehicle level of a 3.41 km double-decker structure on Wardha Road as part of Nagpur Metro’s 19.658 km Line-1.
The design of this Rs. 425 crore multi-level structure, spanning from Ajni Chowk to Sonegaon Police Station, was finalized in September 2015 after which the NMRCL revealed a model to the public. To facilitate its construction, NCC and Matte Associates in November 2016 demolished a 15 year old flyover at Chatrapati Chowk in an operation lasting 8 days.
To make things clear:
• Level 0 – Local traffic on the ground level
• Level 1 – 6-lane road level for vehicles
• Level 2 – Metro viaduct
Images of segments getting launched –
Note – these segments form the road level’s central spine and will later be stitched with cantilever wings on either side similar to what was done for the Sahar Elevated Access Road (SEAR) in Mumbai.
Here’s a nice video showcasing this section’s status. Segments for the vehicle level can be seen at the 1:08 min mark –
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