Dilip Buildcon Casts Indore Metro’s 1st Pile Cap at MR10 Flyover

Workers from Dilip Buildcon on Friday finally began pouring concrete to cast the first pile cap for Indore Metro’s 33.53 km Line-3 – a ring line which will connect Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala via 30 stations.

Dilip Buidcon was awarded Indore Metro’s first civil contract, for the 5.29 km Package-02A/01, back in October 2018 with a value of Rs. 228.96 crore and 27 month deadline. Their scope of work includes constructing just the viaduct between ISBT/MR10 Flyover and Mumtaj Bag Colony excluding the stations en route.

Since awarding that contract, Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) has not published any new tender notice which indicates there’s either an abject lack of interest by the state government or there’s something terribly wrong with the new organization’s finances or competence which is being guided by a General Consultant team comprising of DB Engineering, Geodata Engineering and Louis Berger.

The stations within this section will be built as part of a separate package at ISBT / MR 10 Flyover, Chandragupta Square, Hira Nagar, Bapat Square, Meghdoot Garden, Vijay Nagar Square, Radisson Square, Mumtaj Bag Colony.

Route of Line-3’s Package-02/A between ISBT/MR10 Flyover and Mumtaj Bag Colony – view Indore Metro info and route map
Concrete getting poured for the 1st pile cap to build the line’s foundation near the MR-10 Flyover’s Toll Plaza – Photo Copyright: Abhishek Solanki

MPMRCL’s Bhopal Metro project is little ahead in construction with its 1st segment getting launched in September, but that is also terribly running behind schedule and I just don’t see any sense of urgency or effort being put into either project.

As I mentioned above – MPMRCL’s tender page lies bare and barring one geotechnical investigation work-related tender in January, no significant tender notice has been published in the entire year.

The New Development Bank (NDB) bank in December 2019 approved a USD 225 million (approx. 1657.43 crore) loan for Indore Metro, so I’m really not sure what the hold up is. At its current pace, it’s easily going to join Navi Mumbai and Kolkata’s projects to become yet another decade-long project.

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

– TMRG

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Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

7 Responses to "Dilip Buildcon Casts Indore Metro’s 1st Pile Cap at MR10 Flyover"

  1. Jay Bheda says:

    If pile cap casting is happening now then pier will happen in December 2021. Then pier cap in December 2022. Then segment in…you get my drift 🤪

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  2. Anurag Kumar says:

    When can we expect NCC to cast Patna metro 1st Pile Cap at Bhootnath locatilty??
    When will pilling work will start at different locations??

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  3. Rahul jaiswal says:

    Enough of ur fake news factory…….just let us know till which year u I’ll complete metro project in indore…….

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    • Himanshu Doria says:

      What fake news ?
      These are actual onsite photos. There are videos available on YouTube chronicling the progress.

      Why so hostility ?

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    • BK says:

      You really need to read carefully. If you are not at ease with English, try one of the many free webpage translation services, including Google’s.
      These news and updates are being posted by a metro rail enthusiast in his/her private capacity.
      And please vent your anger at govt and metro company officials, not here.

      Reply

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