This Sunday, workers from China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation – KEC International (CCECC – KEC) JV completed casting their first ever U-girder for a 12.375 km elevated extension (DC-01) of Delhi Metro’s Line-8 (Magenta Line) between the Vikaspuri Ramp and Haiderpur-Badli Mor Station.
The U-girder is 28 meters long, weighs 165 tons and has now been moved from the casting bed to a stacking pedestal within the casting yard located in west Delhi’s Mundka neighborhood. Casting works had commenced on June 24, and this yard will in the future churn also churn out pier caps, I-girders and parapet wall segments for the viaduct.
CCECC – KEC JV’s Package DC-01 is the first section of the 61.679 km (and growing) Delhi Metro Phase 4 project on which work started in December 2019 with a deadline of 30 months. Earlier this month, workers had started casting works for the viaduct’s first pile cap in Keshopur.
DC-01 includes 10 elevated stations at Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar & North Pitampura.
This package combined with other civil package – DC-03R, DC-05 (bids yet to be invited) and DC-06 – will form a 28.92 km extension of Line-8 from Janakpuri West towards RK Ashram through 22 new stations.
Here’s a nice video:
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