A few hours ago, MBZ – Eagle Infra India (MBZ-EIIL) JV erected the first two 25m U-girders for Package BC-02R of Mumbai Metro’s 15.18 km Line-6 which will connect Swami Samarth Nagar in Lokhandwala with Vikhroli through 13 elevated stations.
This package-level major milestone, recorded at piers P373-P374 in the city’s Powai Lake neighborhood was achieved 5 months after the first pier cap was erected on top of P373. Launch work for these 140MT girders was carried out by Sunder Cranes.
MBZ-EIIL was awarded Mumbai Metro Line-6’s contract for Package BC-02R (Mahakali Caves – Powai Lake) in September 2018 with a contract value of Rs 372.22 crore and completion period of 30 months. Things here are clearly running way…way behind schedule.
Their scope of work includes building the viaduct of Line-6’s middle section from chainage 5257.40m to 9586.50m with 5 stations Maha Kali Caves, SEEPZ Village, Saki Vihar Road, Rambaug & Powai Lake.
Due to Mumbai’s challenging site conditions typically the first girder has been launched 12-18 months after contracts are issued, and this launch at the 30 month mark is a big aberration.
J Kumar Infraprojects, working on Line-6’s other two packages, moved on to launching U-girders in 2020. The first U-girder for Package BC-03 (Swami Samarth Nagar Circle – Mahakali Caves) was erected in May 2020 (view images), and the first U-girder for Package BC-01R1 (Powai Lake – Vikhroli) was erected in October (view images).
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