Workers from CEC-SAM India JV today launched the last of 2035 U-shaped girders for building the 30 km Aqua Line between Noida’s Sector 71 and Greater Noida Depot. This particular girder was launched for an emergency siding located between Sector-143 and Sector-144 stations (view map) parallel to the main-line.
Each girder for this line is typically 27 meters long, weighs 160 tons and was cast either at the Sector Theta-III yard or at the Sector-149 yard. Launching work commenced in December 2015, barely 7 months after all 3 civil construction contracts of the line were awarded to CEC-SAM India. In October 2016, they launched a record 218 U-girders with a combined length of roughly 3 km, beating their previous record of 200 achieved in May 2016.
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