Mumbai Metro Line-5’s 1st U Girder Launched by Afcons
Moments ago, a crew from Afcons Infrastructure and Tara Chand Logistics erected the first two 28m U-girders for Mumbai Metro’s 24.9 km Line-5 (Orange Line) near Balkum Naka Metro Station’s site in Thane.
This feat on top of piers P38-P39 RHS and LHS was achieved a little over a month after the first pier cap was erected at P38 and 13 months since Afcons started casting piers on Thane – Bhiwandi Road (SH-35).
Afcons Infrastructure’s 12.811 km Package CA-28 connects Kapurbawadi with Dhamankar Naka and consists of 7 seven stations en route at Kapurbawadi, Balkum Naka, Kasheli, Kalher, Purna, Anjurphata, and Dhamankar Naka.
The team had started casting U-girders at their Dapode yard in December 2020 and plans to ultimately launch approximately 800 U-girders by early-2023.
The first girder was brought out to the site on early morning Saturday.
Due to Mumbai’s challenging site conditions typically the first girder has been launched 12-18 months after contracts are issued, and this fits right in. Such launches will now become a nightly affair.
As shared earlier – the route of Line-5’s eastern section between Bhiwandi and Kalyan still hasn’t been finalized yet due to opposition from local residents and shopkeepers opposing the acquisition of their properties. I haven’t heard or read about any progress on acquiring land for its depot (originally planned at Kon Village) either.
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MMRDA is doing great work.
Congrats team AFCONS
Seven stations? Your list as well as map shows only six stations. Either seven is a typo or you have missed one station.
Thanks to both! Have now included it in it in the map & text. Also made station locations more accurate.
Congratulations to all residents en route. We look forward to traveling on the same.
Satish Nair -Kalher
It will be a dream come true. I am really excited to see my dream.
Our dream came true thank you all team.
Team Tara chand should be highlighted.
They are the ones doing majority of the work.
They’re included in in the very first line 🙂 Not sure what else I can do to further highlight.
dream come true in bhiwandi
When construction work of metro 12 kalyan-Taloja will start???
Depends on when its civil tender notice is published. Back in December, AECOM won its General Consultant contract: