J Kumar Launches 2 x 51m Steel Girders for Mumbai Metro Line-2

In a midnight operation on January 14, workers from J Kumar Infraprojects erected two steel girders over a drain in Borivali West for building Mumbai Metro’s 41.5 km Line-2 (Dahisar East – Bandra – Mandale).

These two 51m long girders each weigh 91 tons and were fabricated by PSL Corrosion Control Services in Daman. Both were erected between piers 265 & 266 below which two local drains converge, right between Shimpawli (erst. Shimpoli) and Kandivali West (erst. Mahavir Nagar) stations.

Orange circle – location of steel girders – view Mumbai Metro Map & Info
Site erection schematic
Pre-erection pep talk underway – Photo Copyright: Frustrated Baba
Girders, placed between piers 265 & 266, waiting to be lifted

Fantastic time-lapse videos:

Fin! – Photo Copyright: Frustrated Baba
Photo Copyright: Frustrated Baba
Photo Copyright: Frustrated Baba
Erection team comprising of DMRC & J Kumar engineers/safety officials – Photo Copyright: Frustrated Baba

Next steps for the team include fixing 8.1 m lateral girders to connect both main girders after which the deck slab will be cast for hosting the track system.

Similar steel girders are expected to be erected over other drains located near Goregaon West Station in Oshiwara and Valnai Station in Kandivali. The Indian Railway crossing up north in Dahisar will get a steel bridge for metro trains to pass over, similar to the ones seen in Hyderabad, Chennai & Delhi.

For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!


Hat-tip to Frustrated Baba

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5 Responses to "J Kumar Launches 2 x 51m Steel Girders for Mumbai Metro Line-2"

  1. Sachita Shriyan says:

    The credit for the fabrication work is given erroneously to Ms. PSL Engineering Ltd. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Whereas the actual work is carried out by M/s. PSL CORROSION CONTROL SERVICES LTD. DAMAN.

    Requesting to correct the mistake.

  2. Hemendra Bhatia says:

    Where did you get the new station names from? MMRDA Portal still shows old names only. Also number of stations on line 7 as per your new map & that of MMRDA Portal do not match.

    • TMRG says:

      Got the Line-2’s new stations names from a J Kumar engineer – he shared an approved doc. I’ve included old names in the description box of each station. For Line-7, what’s the exact discrepancy? On first view, looks like they’ve dropped New Ashok Nagar and Dindoshi. I’ll update it (have a long laundry list of pending updates)

      • Hemendra Bhatia says:

        Yes. New Ashok Nagar & Dindoshi stations are missing in MMRDA website. And on the ground Aarey station is being constructed where Dindoshi is shown in your map and no work where Aarey station was to come up.


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