J Kumar Assembles Straddle Carrier for Mumbai Metro’s Construction

Last week, workers from J Kumar Infraprojects in Mumbai began assembling the first straddle carrier to be used for a metro project’s construction in India.

This type of construction equipment is typically used at shipping ports and large construction yards, and J Kumar procured one from DLT Engineering in China for specifically hauling different types of girders through the streets for building Mumbai Metro Line-2A’s superstructure which comprises of a 18.6 km viaduct and 17 stations.

Here’s some information on its value and shipping from Panjiva, a market intelligence website:

  • Goods Described: MANUFACTURING SUPPLY OF STRADDLE CARRIER GANTRY DLT155
  • (CKD) Item Quantity: 1.0
  • Item Unit Value (INR): 5,15,15,100.0
  • Item Assessment Value (INR): 5,15,15,100.0
  • Duty on Item (INR): 14287700.0
  • Arrival Date: 2020-02-19
  • Consignee: J Kumar Infraprojects
  • Port of Unlanding: Mumbai (ex Bombay) (IN)
  • Shipment Origin: China
  • Value of Goods: USD 719,304.81

J Kumar’s straddle carrier has a max capacity of lifting 155 tons. Here are some snaps of it being assembled on BMC Road just west of Lokhandwala Complex near the first pier of Line-6’s viaduct

Photo Copyright: Ishank Sharma
Photo Copyright: Ishank Sharma
Photo Copyright: Ishank Sharma
Photo Copyright: Ishank Sharma

Here’s a nice video of a similar but way smaller hybrid straddle carrier, just to demonstrate how it’ll finally look and function:

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

– TMRG

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