J Kumar Launches 1st Platform Pier Cap for Mumbai Metro’s Line-2
On the night of January 19, workers from the J Kumar Infraprojects – CRTG JV launched their first pier cap for supporting the platform of IC Colony Station in Borivali West as part of package AC-01 of Mumbai Metro’s 18.6 km Line-2A between DN Nagar and Dahisar East.
The pier cap is 20.5 m long and weighs 125 tons. Each station requires 11 such pier caps in order to support the system’s 140m long platforms on either end and the line’s viaduct in the center.
The J Kumar – CRTG JV is responsible for constructing both packages AC-01 and AC-02 of the line, and completed casting the viaduct’s first pier in January 2017, erecting the 1st pier cap in May and launching the 1st U-girder in July. Package AC-01 includes the construction of the line’s viaduct and 8 stations at Anand Nagar, Rushi Sankul, I C Colony, Eksar, Don Bosco, Shimpoli, Mahavir Nagar and Kamraj Nagar –
Some images –
Here’s a nice time-lapse video –
First platform pier cap erection in Mumbai Metro line – 2 at IC colony ? @TheMetroRailGuy pic.twitter.com/tzEhxonhij
— Kya Socha Fir? (@Frustrated_Baba) January 20, 2018
The following evening, another platform pier cap was launched –
Launching work has also commenced at the nearby Eksar Station, and at Kasturi Park Station on package AC-02 – see an image.
Here’s the current status of Line-2A from MMRDA’s website. All data in rows #1-7 seems to be related to the viaduct portion only.
The tender notice and documents for procuring the line’s systems (rolling stock, signalling) are ready, but haven’t been published as the MMRDA hasn’t been able to finalize an external loan deal with the Asian Development Bank apparently due to conditions imposed by the new Metro Rail Policy. As per a MMRDA official who interviewed with the Mumbai Mirror –
Under the new metro policy, the Central Government has made it mandatory for all metro projects in India that rolling stock and other systems of the projects should have 75 per cent Indian component but despite this, ADB says that its procurement policy does not recognise such a restrictive clause.
For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!
Station works, the most time consuming part, are slow along the line 7. Although viaduct works are faster on line 7.
Hope these 2 lines dont get delayed just because coaches wont arrive on time.
What about Line 2B
Simplex was the lowest bidder for the DN Nagar – BKC section in November, but I haven’t seen a press release indicating the MMRDA’s Executive Committee awarding them with a contract. Not sure what the hold up is.
On the MMRDA’s website, it says that LoA was awarded to Simplex for the first package of Line 2B
Oh sweet! I see the announcement is hidden inside a press release about the Ambedkar Memorial –
By when do you think work will be visible on the streets??
Barricades have just started arriving at DN Nagar. Piling work should begin in March.
Well just to let you know simplex infra has been awarded the contract. Their casting yard is being set up at sunil dutt park(sunil/suresh not sure) near Khar danda/juhu tara road. Also barricades are being put up around DN nagar.
What is tha status of mumbai metro line 7?