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.
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.
Afcons’ team had started casting 28m U-girders for Line-5’s viaduct in December.
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Who won the coach supply contract for pink and yellow line of bmrcl? When do you think they start manufacturing /ship?
Tenders to supply rolling stock for Pink Line is Pending but for Yellow Line CRRC Nanjing Phuzhen has awarded the contract to supply 15-6 Coach Trainsets, along with 21-6 coach trainsets for the extension of Phase 1 lines
To add to what Clevin mentioned, BMRCL claims (see article below) first batch of 4 6-coach trains will ship in 2nd half of 2022. Rest will be manufactured in Sri City, AP but knowing CRRC – there’s a good chance they might renege on setting up a local plant.
Tender notice for Pink Line’s trains (and all other key systems) is pending. Indicates something is amiss.
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!
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.
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
Thinking the same. At Kapurbawdi, a track connection might is probably planned as a contingency. I’m going to check with a few people.
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.