This past weekend, workers from the Tata Projects Ltd – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (TPL – CCECC) JV launched their first 48 ton precast segment near Doordarshan Kendra for building the 8.21 km Thaltej Gam – West Ramp ‘Reach-2’ section of Ahmedabad Metro’s 20.737 km Line-1.
This construction milestone was accomplished by TPL-CCECC a little over 12 months after they won a Rs. 721 crore contract for constructing this section by the Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) in January 2017. Piling work to build this section’s foundation began in May 2017 along Drive-in Road, and the first pier to support the line’s viaduct was cast in October. With this development, segment launching work has now commenced on all 4 legs or ‘reaches’ of the 39.259 km Phase 1 project.
Besides the elevated viaduct & crucial bridge over the Sabarmati River, the TPL-CCECC JV is responsible for constructing 7 stations at Thaltej Gam, Thaltej, Doordarshan Kendra, Gurukul, Gujarat University, Commerce Six Road and Stadium Circle –
Images of the launching gantry being set-up in January –
Commencement of launching on February 17 –
First 31m long completed span with 11 segments –
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