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.
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:
- Goods Described: MANUFACTURING SUPPLY OF STRADDLE CARRIER GANTRY DLT155
- (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
Here’s a snap of it shot in October when load testing was conducted:
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