Sam India Builtwell – Gulermak JV this week started setting up its casting yard in Delhi’s Majlis Park neighborhood for constructing a 7.473 km elevated extension of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line (Line-8) between Haiderpur Badli Mor and Ashok Vihar.
This development comes just a month after they were awarded with Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project’s fifth major contract for Package DC-03R’s construction with a contract value of Rs. 766.12 crore and completion period of 30 months.
Besides constructing this section’s viaduct viaduct, Sam India – Gulermak will build siding lines, a connection to the existing Mukundpur Depot, and 4 stations at Bhalswa, Majlis Park (interchange with Pink Line), Azadpur (interchange with Pink & Yellow lines) and Ashok Vihar. The line’s viaduct will partly be integrated with a PWD flyover between Azadpur and Derawal Nagar on G.T. Road as well –
The yard is located adjacent to Majlis Park Station in North Delhi and will in the future churn out U-girders, I-girders, pier caps and parapet wall segments for the viaduct.
Some snaps of a batching plant and silos being set up:
Package DC-03R is the third and penultimate package of the 38.235 km Magenta Line (Line-8)’s 28.92 km extension from Janakpuri West – RK Ashram. Prior contracts were awarded to CCECC – KEC JV for the Vikaspuri Ramp – Haiderpur-Badli Mor section (Package DC-01) and to HCC – VCCL JV for the Vikaspuri Park Shaft – Vikaspuri Ramp section (Package DC-06).
Bids for the construction of Package DC-05 – the next (and final) package of the Magenta Line’s extension are yet to be invited. That roughly 7 km underground section will consist of 6 stations at Derawal Nagar, Ghanta Ghar, Pul Bangash (interchange with Red Line), Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim and RK Ashram (interchange with Blue Line).
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