Dilip Buildcon Ltd. this past week resumed work at their casting yard to facilitate the construction of a 6.225 km viaduct on Line-2 of Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project more than 2 months after it was suspended due to the nationwide COVID-19 related lockdown.
Package-01 (Subhash Nagar – AIIMS) is the first section of Bhopal Metro’s 14.99 km Line-2 (Karond Circle – AIIMS) on which Dilip Buildcon commenced work through a Rs. 247.06 crore contract awarded by the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Limited (MPMRCL) in October 2018 with a completion deadline of 27 months.
Besides the elevated viaduct between Subhash Nagar – AIIMS, Dilip Buildcon will also be constructing an entry/exit ramp to Jinsi Depot where trains will be stabled and maintained. Stations en-route will be built under a different civil package and be located at Shubhash Nagar, Kendriya Vidyalaya, DB City Mall, Sangam Cinema, Himansarovar / Habibganj Station, Habibgang Naka, Alkapuri Bus Stand and AIIMS.
Workers from Dilip Buildcon had started piling works in April 2019. Here are a few images shot this year of completed and under construction piers –
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