1st Pier Caps Erected for Mumbai Metro’s Line-5 & RRTS’ Package 3

This past week saw major milestones being recorded for Mumbai Metro’s 24.9 km Line-5 (Orange Line) and 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Line.

RRTS Package 3 Lot 2

In Uttar Pradesh’s Mohiuddinpur town, Larsen & Toubro on Thursday completed casting their first pier cap in-situ (on-site) for the RRTS project’s Package 3 Lot-2. The feat was accomplished at the 7m tall pier P1054.

Lot-2 with a total of 615 piers connects Modinagar North Station with Shatabdi Nagar Station through 5 elevated stations at Modinagar North, Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani & Shatabdi Nagar. Out of these, Partapur and Rithani stations will serve as stops on Meerut Metro.

Lot-2’s route map: Modinagar North – Shatabdi Nagar view NCR RRTS info & full map

Mumbai Metro Line-5

In the early morning hours of Friday, Afcons Infrastructure’s subcontractor Tara Chand Logistics launched their 1st pier cap for Package CA-28 at pier P38 Near Balkum Naka Metro Station in Thane.

The team in February had started casting piers in Thane for this 12.811 km western section of Line-5 which will connect Kapurbawadi with Dhamankar Naka in Bhiwandi. The 7 seven stations en route will be built at Kapurbawadi, Balkum Naka, Kalher, Purna, Anjurphata, and Dhamankar Naka.

Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka section of Line-5 – view Mumbai Metro info & map
Photo Copyright: Arjun Dhotre
Photo Copyright: Arjun Dhotre
Photo Copyright: Arjun Dhotre

Afcons’ team had started casting 28m U-girders for Line-5’s viaduct in December.

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8 Responses to "1st Pier Caps Erected for Mumbai Metro’s Line-5 & RRTS’ Package 3"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey TMRG,
    Who won the coach supply contract for pink and yellow line of bmrcl? When do you think they start manufacturing /ship?

  2. Ritvick Ghosh says:

    Do you know whether Line 5 of Mumbai Metro will initially share the depot of Line 4? Since the second half of the line is a long way from starting construction, how exactly will the first half of the line be serviced? Thanks!

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      Well, I m also thinking about the same. According to the Original Plan, MMRDA is planning to built a Depot for Orange Line at Kon Village MIDC area. But currently they are facing land acquisition issues, as the settlers are opposing this move of MMRDA.

      • Clevin Gomes says:

        So, there’s a possibility that for a while, Orange Line trains will use Mogarpada Depot of Green Line as Kapurbawdi Metro Station will be interconnected. So it may be physically connected with Green Line

        • TMRG says:

          Thinking the same. At Kapurbawdi, a track connection might is probably planned as a contingency. I’m going to check with a few people.

          • Ritvick Ghosh says:

            Thanks for your inputs! If there is no connection between Line 4 & 5 planned, I really feel there is no urgency in chasing this stretch as not even the alignment of the second half is finalized! However, I am sure Line 4 can spare 6-7 of it’s 39 rakes to run this stretch of Line 5 at a decent frequency.

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