(Pics) CEG Conducts Soil Testing for Patna Metro’s Phase 1

Over the past couple months, Consulting Engineers Group Limited and its subsidiary CEG Test House and Research Centre Private Limited have been conducting geotechnical soil-investigation works for Phase 1 of the Patna Metro project in Bihar on behalf of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) – the General Consultants appointed by Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) .

Bids for this work, under 2 packages, were invited in August 2019. On October 15, CEG and its subsidiary received the DMRC’s Letter of Acceptance (LoA) for Line-1 with a contract value of Rs. 80.77 lakh and for Line-2 with a contract value of Rs. 1.09 crores.

DMRC is currently reworking the project’s Detailed Project Report and laboratory results from CEG’s geotechnical work will serve three major purposes – (1) help determine an optimal line alignment, especially in the underground sections, (2) allow the state government’s machinery to get a head-start on land acquisition, and (3) be included within the civil construction tender documents to help infrastructure companies make accurate financial bids & use appropriate machinery, methods & technology during construction of its foundation.

Here’s how the project was originally envisioned by Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) –

Line 1 (East – West): Danapur Cantonment – Mithapur/Bypass Chowk: 16.9 km with 14 stations

  • Elevated: 5.29 km with 4 stations
  • Underground: 11.33 km with 9 stations
  • At-grade (ground): .28 km with 1 station
  • List of stations: Danapur Cantonment, Saguna Mor, RPS Mor, IAS Colony, Rukkanpura, Rajabazaar, JD Women’s College, Raj Bhavan, Secretariat, High Court, Income Tax Roundabout, Patna Junction, CNLU, Mithapur and Bypass Chowk

Line 2 (North – South): Patna Junction – ISBT: 14.02 km with 12 stations

  • Elevated: 9.625 km with 9 stations
  • Underground: 4.575 km with 3 stations
  • List of stations: Patna Junction, Dak Bungalow, Gandhi Maidan, Kargil Chowk, PMCH, Patna University, Pre Chandra Rangashala, Dinkar Golambar, Rajendra Nagar, NMCH, Kumhrar Park, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Zero Mile and ISBT
Proposed route/alignment map of Patna metro’s 2 lines in Phase 1

Here are some images of old school tripods setup at different locations across the city –

Photo Copyright: Ganesh Upadhyay
Photo Copyright: Lost in Mumbai
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Spotted at Jogipur, Kankarbagh – Photo Copyright: Patna 24×7

Here’s a nice video on YouTube shot by a vlogger outside Chanakya National Law University in Mithapur-

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


Hat-tip to reader ‘Lost in Mumbai’

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