J Kumar Launches Mumbai Metro’s 1st Pier Cap Using Straddle Carrier

J Kumar Infraprojects this morning erected the first pier cap using its new 29.5 meter tall straddle carrier for Mumbai Metro’s 15.18 km Line-6 (Pink Line) which’ll connect Swami Samarth Nagar in Lokhandwala Complex with Vikhroli through 13 elevated stations.

J Kumar is responsible for constructing civil packages BC-01R1 (IIT Powai – Vikhroli, 4.771 km) and BC-03 (Swami Samarth Nagar – Shyam Nagar, 6.079 km), and this straddle carrier has exclusively been deployed on BC-03, on the western-end of the line.

This is the first straddle carrier to be used in India for a metro project and has a maximum capacity of lifting 155 tons.

Cantilever pier cap getting erected

This isn’t the first pier cap of the line though. Both BC-01R1 and BC-03 this year moved on to the U-girder launching stage. BC-03’s 1st U-girder was launched in May and BC-01R1’s was launched in October. Package BC-02R’s first pier cap was just launched by MBZ-EIIL JV in November.

As shared earlier on TMRG, 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 Mumbai’s streets.

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

  • (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

Images of when it was being assembled in July can be viewed here and a really cool recent timelapse of it moving through the streets can be viewed here.

Here’s a snap of it shot in October when load testing was conducted:

Photo Copyright: Sandeep Mathur

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


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4 Responses to "J Kumar Launches Mumbai Metro’s 1st Pier Cap Using Straddle Carrier"

  1. Jani Vipul Lalitchandra says:

    Who I’m Maharashtra will take care such 50 years age structure I think so many agencies in Maharashtra exists not to worry.

  2. Kanishka says:

    I’d worked on the B193 Process Project for ONGC, wherein the hydraulic jacking systems were supplied by Dorman Long..


  3. Jyotiprakaash says:


  4. Deepak says:

    When will project Dahisar East to Andheri East completed and shall be up and running for common man?


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