Sam India Builtwell – Gulermak JV on Wednesday evening erected their first of 306 pier caps to construct the elevated viaduct for a 7.473 km extension of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line (Line-8) between Haiderpur Badli Mor and Ashok Vihar.
The pier cap weighs approximately 60 tons and was launched using a rolling gantry crane, instead of a typical mobile launching crane, just north of Majlis Park Station in the Mukundpur neighborhood.
This development comes 10 months after Sam India – Gulermak JV was awarded this section (Package DC-03R) of the Delhi Metro’s 65.1 km Phase 4 project in June 2020 with a contract value of Rs. 766.12 crore and completion period of 30 months.
In September 2020, this package became the 38.235 km Magenta Line’s third and penultimate package, where construction work started, for its 28.92 km extension between Janakpuri West – RK Ashram.
Besides constructing this section’s viaduct viaduct, Sam India – Gulermak will build siding lines, a connection to the existing Mukundpur Depot, and 4 stations at Bhalswa, Majlis Park (interchange with Pink Line), Azadpur (interchange with Pink & Yellow lines) and Ashok Vihar. The line’s viaduct will also partly be integrated with a PWD flyover between Azadpur and Derawal Nagar on G.T. Road.
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