SAI Begins Soil Testing for Agra Metro’s Construction

Just prior to the inauguration of construction works for Agra Metro’s Phase 1 this week, workers from SAI Geotechnical Engineers began soil testing works on Line-1’s 4 km Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp section.

Back in 2015, RITES had subcontracted Agra Metro’s geotechnical investigation works to prepare the project’s detailed project report (DPR). The current investigation by SAI is being carried out through a subcontract from SAM India Builtwell to revalidate those findings to properly design and construct the line’s foundation.

SAM India Builtwell was awarded Package AGCC-01’s Rs 272.95 crore contract by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) in October which includes building the line’s elevated viaduct with 3 stations at Fatehabad Road, Basai and Taj East Gate.

First section: Taj East Gate to Ramp with the indicative location of enroute stations – view Agra Metro Phase 1 info & route map
One of the tripods setup next to the piling rig used for the inauguration of construction works

Geotechnical works are expected to take 2 months to get over. During that time, SAM India could possibly conduct a pile load test. Stay tuned…

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


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9 Responses to "SAI Begins Soil Testing for Agra Metro’s Construction"

  1. Indra Sen says:

    How many days will NCC will take to complete the soil investigation of patna metro??

    • TMRG says:

      Back in November, DMRC’s Director (Works) said 2 months – so they should wrap it by the end of the year. In January, we’ll likely see an event similar to the one in Agra to officially launch construction work.

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