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).

Photo Copyright: Yubraj Thapa

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.

Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka section of Line-5 – view Mumbai Metro info & map

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.

Photo Copyright: Arjun Dhotre
Photo Copyright: Arjun Dhotre
1 down – Photo Copyright: Yubraj Thapa
…and the 2nd one as well – Photo Copyright: Yubraj Thapa

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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13 Responses to "Mumbai Metro Line-5’s 1st U Girder Launched by Afcons"

  1. Earl Tauro says:

    MMRDA is doing great work.

  2. Rithwik says:

    Congrats team AFCONS

  3. Hemendra says:

    Seven stations? Your list as well as map shows only six stations. Either seven is a typo or you have missed one station.

  4. Satish Nair says:

    Congratulations to all residents en route. We look forward to traveling on the same.

    Best Wishes
    Satish Nair -Kalher

  5. Rais Farooqui says:

    It will be a dream come true. I am really excited to see my dream.

  6. Ramesh koduri says:

    Our dream came true thank you all team.

  7. Himanshu Gupta says:

    Team Tara chand should be highlighted.
    They are the ones doing majority of the work.

  8. Dr saquib khan says:

    dream come true in bhiwandi

  9. Akshay says:

    When construction work of metro 12 kalyan-Taloja will start???


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