Towards the end of October, workers from the Tata Projects Ltd – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (TPL-CCECC) JV completed casting their first pier on the 8.21 km Thaltej Gam – West Ramp section of Ahmedabad Metro’s 20.737 km Line-1. This elevated section with 7 stations is officially referred to as Reach-2, and is the last of 4 legs of the 39.259 km Phase 1 project where casting work has commenced.
Piling work to build this section’s foundation began in May 2017 along Drive-in Road after the TPL-CCECC JV was awarded with a Rs. 721 crore contract by the Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) on January 25, 2017. Besides the elevated viaduct & crucial bridge over the Sabarmati River, the TPL-CCECC JV will be responsible for constructing 7 stations at Thaltej Gam, Thaltej, Doordarshan Kendra, Gurukul, Gujarat University, Commerce Six Road and Stadium Circle. The Old High Court Station (interchange with the 18.522 km north-south line) is a part of this line, but its construction will be carried out by Simplex Infrastructures as part of the north-south line’s 8.94 km Shreyas – Ranip package.
Some images of the 1st pier located near Carnival Cinemas between Gurukul and Gujarat University Stations –
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