Back on June 2, Afcons Infrastructure poured concrete to cast the first pier for Package 6 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line, just north of New Ashok Nagar Station.
This is a significant development as this pier – Pier #218 – is the very first permanent structure of this new semi high-speed rail line within Delhi’s borders. The pier is 6.5 meters tall and this Package 6’s 273 piers will vary between 5.6 to 17 meters.
Afcons was awarded Package 6’s Rs. 1061 crore contract in October 2020 for constructing an approximately 4.3 km section between Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar. The team started site preparation & test piling works in January 2021 at various sites, including the Yamuna River’s floodplains for a 1.35 km bridge just north of DND Flyway.
Some snaps of Pier 218 shot near Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital at Vasundhara Enclave:
I’ll add an image of the pier’s final look here when available.