J Kumar Launches 2 x 40m Steel Girders for Mumbai Metro Line-2

Workers from J Kumar Infraprojects and Sunder Cranes this Saturday erected two steel girders for building the Depot-Line of Mumbai Metro’s 18.6 km Line-2A (Yellow Line) which’ll connect Dahisar East – Malad – D.N. Nagar.

The two 40m long girders each weigh 170 MT and were fabricated by PSL Corrosion Control Services in Daman. Both were erected on top of piers PD01 – PD-02, located just south of Poisar River that runs into Malad Creek. Similar steel girders over the river, from where the depot-line begins, were erected back in March.

Circle: location where the girders were erected near Valnai (formerly Charkop) Station – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line info & map

Here are some images I shared on Twitter right after the launch –

Photo Copyright: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Photo Copyright: Makardhwaj Mahto
Photo Copyright: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Done! – Photo Copyright: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Back in January, a team of J Kumar Infra and Manoharlal Santram Cranes erected 2 x 51m long girders over a drain in Borivali.

Similar steel girders are expected to be erected over a drain near Goregaon West Station in Oshiwara and over Posar River near Valnai Station in Kandivali. The Indian Railways crossing in Dahisar will likely get a steel bridge for metro trains to cross, similar to those in Hyderabad, Chennai & Delhi.

When complete, Mumbai Metro Line-2A’s Depot-Line (part of package AC02) at approximately 900 meters will become the second longest depot-line in the country while crossing over Poisar River and another local drain twice each on its way to Malvani Depot. Bangalore Metro’s Peenya Depot-Line currenly serving the Green Line is approximately 850 meters long while Kolkata Metro’s recently built Joka Depot-Line is approximately 1.40 km long.

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


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5 Responses to "J Kumar Launches 2 x 40m Steel Girders for Mumbai Metro Line-2"

  1. deepak bhatia says:

    What happened to Metro Line 2B after Simplex Infrastructure contract was terminated and re- bids were invited? Why is Line 2B ( DN Nagar to Mandale) being ignored?

    • TMRG says:

      I’m awaiting that re-tender’s financial bids results.

      If anyone from the industry reading this, please drop a comment here or shoot me a mail if the results are out.


      • deepak bhatia says:

        It is evident that re bids were invited in the first week of Feb and it’s a purposeful delay on Line 2B as any bidder hasn’t been a contract in more than 3 months now. .Even when the contract was awarded to Line 2Bs work to Simplex, it was done in hush hush manner. Simplex completed a mere 5% work in 2 years for which MMRDA should have not waited so long to end their contract. Shameful. Redtape.

  2. Clevin Gomes says:

    What’s the progress of Malvani Depot.


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