Delhi Metro Phase 4’s 1st U-Girder Launched by CCECC – KEC

Less than a month after erecting the first pier cap, workers from China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation – KEC International (CCECC – KEC) JV today erected the first ever 28 meter long U-girder for constructing a 12.375 km elevated extension of Delhi Metro’s Line-8 (Magenta Line) between the Vikaspuri Ramp and Haiderpur-Badli Mor Station.

The roughly 165 ton girder was erected on top of piers P183-P184 on the north-western side of the Mangolpuri flyover on the Outer Ring Road in Rohini’s Sector-3 between the upcoming Pushpanjali and Deepali Chowk stations.

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. Workers at the Mundka casting yard completed casting the first batch of 28 meter U-girders in April and the first pier in Keshopur in July.

This package combined with other civil packages, DC-03R, DC-05 & DC-06 (see package & status details), will form a 28.92 km extension of Line-8 from Janakpuri West towards RK Ashram through 22 new stations.

DC-01 includes 10 elevated stations at Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar & North Pitampura along the Outer Ring Road.

Magenta Line’s DC-01 Route Map: Vikaspuri Ramp to Haiderpur-Badli Mor – view Delhi Metro Phase 4 map & info
Photo Copyright: Nishant Gupta
Going up! – Photo Copyright: Nishant Gupta
Photo Copyright: Nishant Gupta
Photo Copyright: Nishant Gupta

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3 Responses to "Delhi Metro Phase 4’s 1st U-Girder Launched by CCECC – KEC"

  1. Himanshu Doria says:

    Work progress have been very patchy in this section. Not even piling had started in northern section and here we are seeing U-Girder placement on southern side.

  2. Alok Tiwari says:

    Congratulations team

  3. Biren Patel says:

    What is difference between U Girdur and old construction method??


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