Sam India Launches Agra Metro’s 1st U-Girder

Besides RBL in Ahmedabad, Sam India Builtwell tonight also launched their first U-girder for Agra Metro Phase 1 project’s 4 km Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp elevated corridor on Fatehabad Road.

This feat was recorded at Trident Chowk near Taj East Gate Station’s site using a 28 meter girder. Workers had started casting U-girders of various sizes at Sam’s casting yard at Bamrauli Katara in July 2021.

Sam India will launch a total of 196 girders to build the line’s elevated viaduct which forms a bulk of the 7 km Priority Corridor between Jama Masjid – Taj East Gate. The rest 3 km of it is currently under bidding with UPMRC receiving 7 bids for Package AGCC-02’s underground tunneling work this week.

First section: Taj East Gate to Ramp with the indicative location of enroute stations – view Agra Metro Phase 1 info & route map

Sam India Builtwell was awarded Package AGCC-01’s Rs. 272.95 crore contract by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) in October 2020 which includes building the line’s elevated viaduct with 3 stations at Fatehabad Road, Basai and Taj East Gate.

Sam started Pier work in February 2021 and launched the first pier cap in August 2021. Few snaps from the launch event via UPMRCL’s Twitter handle:

As of today, approximately 115 piers have been concreted and all 48 double T-girders have been launched for Taj East Gate Station, with UPMRC chasing a tight October 2022 deadline to start trial runs using 3 coach Alstom trains out of PAC Depot.

For more updates, check out the Agra Metro section or my Home Page!


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5 Responses to "Sam India Launches Agra Metro’s 1st U-Girder"

  1. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Inspite of it being faster to construct i just can’t reconcile myself to u girders with the evacuation walkway in the center

  2. jitendr Singh chahar says:

    Sir any requirements for Safety supervisor at agra site please contact me

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