Afcons Infrastructure on Saturday started pouring concrete to cast the 1st Prestressed concrete (PSC) box girder for the 550m Kasheli Creek Bridge of Mumbai Metro’s 24.9 km Line-5 (Orange Line) which will connect Thane and Kalyan.
Afcons will be casting 5 different types of box segments at their Ovali Casting Yard with each segment weighing between 40MT-46MT.
The team began marine work for this new line in north-eastern Mumbai in May 2021 by first constructing a temporary jetty to aid in the bridge’s construction.
Afcons’ 12.811 km Package CA-28 of Line-5 connects Kapurbawadi with Bhiwandi and consists of 7 seven stations en route at Kapurbawadi, Balkum Naka, Kasheli, Kalher, Purna, Anjurphata, and Dhamankar Naka.
Here are some snaps of the bridge which will consist of 13 piers – 9 in the creek and 4 on land:
Here’s how the Line-5’s status looks like as of February 8 shared by Raj Kumar Singh – a CEG engineer working on the line’s General Consultant team. I’ll add total scope numbers for each when available.
- U-Girder Erection Completed: 45% work
- Balkum Naka Station Spine Beam Erection: 100%
- Pier Cap Erection: 66% Completed
- Kasheli Creek Bridge Piling: 80% Work Completed
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