J Kumar Awarded Mumbai Metro Line-7’s Balance Viaduct Contract
In a BSE & NSE filing, J Kumar Infraprojects today announced it had won a Rs. 174.76 crore contract from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the construction of the remaining (balance) viaduct on the 6.327 km Package CA-01 of Mumbai Metro’s 16.5 km Line-7 (Red Line) connecting Andheri East and Dahisar East.
A Rs. 348 crore contract for this section was originally awarded to Simplex Infrastructures in April 2016, but was terminated in January 2020 due to tardy progress. The MMRDA then reinvited bids for its balance works in 2 parts – one for its viaduct (Package CA-91) and the other for its four stations (Package CA-92) at Andheri Metro (East), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand.
MMRDA hasn’t updated their progress page since January 2020, but here’s how things looked back then for the entire line –
|Sr. No.||Name of Work||Status|
|1||Soil Investigation Works||99% of the soil investigation work for Pier foundation is completed.|
|2||Utility Works||99% completed.|
|3||Piling Works||99% completed.|
|4||Pile Cap Works||93% completed.|
|5||Pier Works||90% completed.|
|6||Pier Cap Works||83% cast and 79% erected.|
|7||U Girder Works||87% cast and 76% erected.|
|8||Station Work||68% completed.|
Track installation work is underway by ITD Cementation Ltd. further up north in Malad. Here’s a recent tweet by noted journalist Rajendra Aklekar with some images –
For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!
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