L&T Begins Mumbai Metro Line-3’s Track Installation Work

Workers from Larsen & Toubro on Friday lowered and deployed the first flash butt welding machine at CSIA’s Terminal 2 Station to begin track-installation work on Mumbai Metro’s 33.5 km Line-3 (Aqua Line) which will connect Cuffe Parade – BKC – Aarey Colony through 27 stations.

The machine by Holland LP will weld 18 meter long Head Hardened (HH) rails supplied by Mitsui & Co. The first batch of 3,615 MT HH rails had arrived in the city back in June, and will now be welded to form a high attenuation low vibration track system to reduce noise and vibration levels.

As of today, L&T has received a total 8,366 MT out of a total of 10,740 MT of HH Rails on order for two contracts they secured from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) over the past year:

  1. Package 10B for Rs. 303.27 crore awarded in June 2019 for ballastless track on the Cuffe Parade – BKC (Phase 2) section
  2. Package 10C for an undisclosed amount awarded in January 2020 for 40 kms of ballasted tracks inside the disputed Aarey Depot and ballastless tracks on the BKC – Aarey Colony (Phase 1) section.
Going up! – Photo Copyright: MMRC
…and going down! – Photo Copyright: MMRC
Photo Copyright: MMRC

Per MMRC’s tweet they’ve identified 11 locations on the underground line where the machine will weld HH Rails at levels of 1000 amp.

I imagine all of these locations are on the 4.16 km Package UGC-07 (Sariput Ramp – CSIA T2) owned by L&T-STEC JV and the 4.45 km UGC-06 (CSIA T2 – Santa Cruz Mid-Ventilation Shaft) owned by J Kumar – CRTG JV where tunneling works are largely over, with just one TBM breakthrough pending at CSIA’s Terminal 1 Station – see a list of pending breakthroughs here.

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


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17 Responses to "L&T Begins Mumbai Metro Line-3’s Track Installation Work"

  1. Suresh Rao says:

    Why Mangalore is not considered from metro train project which next big city after Bangalore

    • Deepak says:

      Bcoz Mangalore does not have the worthwhile crowd who believe in spending money in public transport. They prefer their 2 Wheeler.

      • Thomos says:

        It is not worthwhile crowd depending etc MP/MLA who has to talk to public and convince them

        How Nagpur,Ahmedabad,Jaipur,Lucknow,Pune & north east States trought nation work is happening.

    • Riyaz Shaik says:

      Any vacancies are there related civil engineering for freshers.. contact number -8686060862

    • SS SHETTY says:

      People’ atitude make the basis difference
      Otherwise golden traingle
      Circle is the. Need of the. Hour

  2. Ch durgaprasad says:

    Any vacancies are there realated to fresher (civil engineer)

  3. Javed Iqbal says:

    I have worked for L&T in Oman for Aramco offshore project as a Welding foreman.
    So, if there is any opportunity then kindly contact me.
    My phone number is 91,9748081671

  4. Himanshu Doria says:

    What’s the point of completing this line, man. After the local govt’s decision today, I am betting this line would get commissioned after 10 years from now.

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      Hi, I have just saw the news and I m so shock about the relocation of the Depot to Kanjurmarg. Atleast Pahadi Goregaon was perfect for the Depot as this location is not too far away from the line.But Kanjurmarg, SERIOUSLY. This is nothing but a waste of money of Taxpayers.

      • Himanshu Doria says:

        Only thing that I am interested now is that how they are going to arrange for the extra overhead of 3000 cr rupees due to the relocation, because I am damn sure that JICA is definitely not going to be happy hearing about this futile exercise. Not to mention the proposed site is 10 Km far away from terminal station and full of mangroves which is going to bring another environmental issue into this project.

        • Clevin Gomes says:


          • Clevin Gomes says:

            I sorry for these Harsh words. But just as u said that the alternative site has lots of mangroves, which will affect the environment problem which will lead to another PIL by activists.

  5. Rajesh nayak says:

    I am civil engineer. 2yr experience L&t company and 1yr titanium component water recycle experience.

  6. Satyam kumar says:

    Bhai waha par Kam mil jayga


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