J Kumar Begins Casting Mumbai Metro Line-9’s 1st Pier

In the earlier morning hours of Friday, workers from J Kumar Infraprojects started pouring concrete to cast the first pier for Mumbai Metro’s 11.38 km Line-9 (northern leg of Red Line) which will connect Dahisar East with Mira Bhayandar.

The first pier, P63, is located right across from Thakur Mall near the proposed Pandurang Wadi Station and is estimated to be 9 meters high. I’m told that in total 491 piers will be cast for this line in the north-western suburbs.

The contract of this line’s construction under package CA-48 – a northern extension of the under construction 16.5 km Line-7 – was awarded to J Kumar Infraprojects by the MMRDA in January 2020 after they had emerged as the lowest bidder for this line and Line-7A (southern extension of Line-7) in September 2019.

Their scope includes the construction of 3 double-decker viaducts on Kashmira Road measuring 1.5 km, 1.1 km and 754m for vehicles and metro trains, and 7 stations at Pandurang Wadi (interchange with Line-10), Miragaon, Kashigaon, Sai Baba Nagar, Meditya Nagar, Shaheed Bhaghat Singh Garden and Subhash Chandra Bose Ground.

Line-9 route map with the indicative location of stations between Dahisar E – Subhash Chandra Bose Ground – view Mumbai map & info

The team had completed casting 100 piles on July 14 and 500 piles on October 31. Some snaps of the first pier:

Line-9’s 1st pier – Photo Copyright: Abhay Atkare
Photo Copyright: Abhay Atkare

Casting moulds are expected to be removed mid-next week after which the concrete will be cured by standard gunny bag material.

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


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9 Responses to "J Kumar Begins Casting Mumbai Metro Line-9’s 1st Pier"

  1. Kushal says:

    Congrats JKIL team

  2. Roshan says:

    Any details on design of Double decker flyover? Nothing mentioned in the DPR, also is supposed to have a split in the end to two terminals from Deepak Hospital as shown in DPR? Or has that been completely scrapped?

    • TMRG says:

      Details are sketchy. Besides their lengths, I don’t have design info. Wish MMRDA put more out for the public.

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      I don’t think they have scrap the Inderlok (Bhayander East) Branch line bcoz just a month ago, MMRDA have floated a tender to shift the High tension transmission lines, one at Silver Park (Mira Road) and another at Golden Nest. Even they want to built the branch line to Inderlok, they have to demolish few residential buildings, but time will tell everything

    • Sumant Gupta says:

      We AECOM are design consultant to JKIL.

      Double decker system will be precast pretensioned girder supported on post tensioned cross arm which in supported by common pier

  3. Shah Harish g says:

    Pls🙏 complite metro line 9 working as early as, possible

  4. Clevin Gomes says:

    TMRG, is KRail Silverline will run on Standard Gauge or Broad Gauge?

  5. Fazal says:

    Do anyone know how much time It’ll take to start metro line 2 &3 ?


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