J Kumar Begins Piling Work for Mumbai Metro Line-9 in Bhayandar

Construction work for Mumbai Metro’s 11.38 km Line-9 (northern leg of Red Line) connecting Dahisar East with Mira Bhayandar commenced earlier this month with the civil contractor, J Kumar Infraprojects, starting piling work for building the elevated line’s foundation.

A piling rig with workers was spotted by reader Sachin Kothawale at the extreme west-end of the line in front of Maxus Mall in the Bhayandar West neighborhood of Mira-Bhayandar.

The contract of this line’s construction to J Kumar Infraprojects was awarded by the MMRDA in January 2020 after they had emerged as the lowest bidder for this line and Line-7A (both extensions of Line-7 in either direction) in September 2019.

This line includes the construction of 3 double-decker viaducts on Kashmira Road measuring 1.5 km, 1.1 km and 754m for vehicles and metro trains, and 7 stations at Pandurang Wadi, Miragaon, Kashigaon, Sai Baba Nagar, Meditya Nagar, Shaheed Bhaghat Singh Garden and Subhash Chandra Bose Ground.

Line-9 route map with tentative location of stations between Dahisar E – Subhash Chandra Bose Ground – view Mumbai map & info
One of J Kumar Infraproject’s piling rigs – Photo Copright: Sachin Kothawale

To rehash from another post, piling work is the first step in the construction process and is used to build the elevated viaduct’s foundation. Typically 4-6 piles are built per pier as shown below:

Diagramatic representation of what goes into building a pillar for the metro – via Civil Engineering Discoveries

Within the next 2-3 months, workers will begin casting piers on-site and locals should start seeing more visible progress.

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

– TMRG

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4 Responses to "J Kumar Begins Piling Work for Mumbai Metro Line-9 in Bhayandar"

  1. Zeeshan Ali Sayed says:

    Please update about Navi Mumbai metro, it has just vanished from the scene.

    It the project still ongoing ?

    Reply
  2. Sharif ahmad says:

    Pile chipping work

    Reply
  3. Clevin Gomes says:

    Any update of Mira Bhayandar Metro Depot of a Red Line?

    Reply
  4. Sanjay Gupta says:

    Pls update sports complex and indralok metro station will be there or cancelled

    Reply

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