J Kumar Launches Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s 1st U Girder After Takeover

On Friday night, J Kumar Infraprojects and Sunder Cranes launched the first U-girder for completing pending construction work on the DN Nagar – IL&FS section of Mumbai Metro’s 23.6 km Line-2B (Yellow Line).

The team recorded this milestone on Swami Vivekananda Road in Santa Cruz West between piers P-225 and P-226 (view on Google Maps) using a 28 meter girder weighing 167 MT.

Route of Mumbai Metro Line-2B from DN Nagar – MTNL (BKC) – Chembur – Mandale – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line info & route map

A contract for this 12.824 km elevated section (Package C101) with 10 stations was originally awarded to Simplex Infrastructure in 2017, but terminated in January 2020 due to poor progress on key performance indicators.

After several rounds of re-bidding, J Kumar was awarded a Rs. 1307.88 crore contract for its pending work in May 2021 with a 30 month deadline. The team was then quick to re-deploy manpower and machinery from Line-2A’s Package AC-01 where the final U-girder was launched in February 2021.

Double launch!
AICA (GC) + Sunder Cranes + J Kumar + MMRDA celebrating this milestone (cheers!)

Meanwhile, there’s still no news on Package C102’s contract award where NCC was the lowest bidder in November. I imagine NCC and MMRDA’s executives are currently still negotiating final value and scope.

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


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7 Responses to "J Kumar Launches Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s 1st U Girder After Takeover"

  1. Salahuddin says:

    Dear sir/Madam I self Salahuddin B.teach civil engineer I have experience piling capping fundetion I am presently working in Surat bullet train project I want work on your company as a execution site engineer thank you

  2. Satyam Saxena says:

    Hello sir/ madam I am Satyam saxena. I want work on your company as a execution engineer. I have already 2 year experience in mumbai metro line 2 B.

  3. Agnel Fernandes says:

    Since the Contract was awarded to J Kumar in May I don’t see any progress after 5 months near Santacruz cross road section of Juhu and station, especially the debris and garbage. Hope there will be some progress as we are facing daily hardship while traveling to and fro.

  4. SA YAQUB says:

    Good news as the work is in progress,
    But still need some more speed in between BKC & CHEMBUR

    • Yogesh says:

      Piller’s from Diamond Garden to Mandale have been built. Fortunately for us on ground Depot construction work at Mandale is started. But I see nothing after Diamond Garden. In Nehru Nagar not even barricades have been placed, nothing in Kurla either.


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