Chennai Metro Phase 2’s 1st U-Girder Launched by HCC-KEC JV

Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International Consortium on early Friday morning launched the first set of U-girders for Chennai Metro Line-4’s 7.945 km Package C4-ECV-02 connecting Porur – Poonamallee Bypass.

These girders weighing 164 MT are 27.90 meters long and have been placed on top of piers P293 – P294 near Ramchandra Hospital Station’s site.

Elevated C4-ECV-02 section of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project was awarded to HCC-KEC in May 2021 with a Rs 1,147 crore contract value and 36 month deadline.

The firm had cast their first girder at Poonamallee Casting Yard in January 2022 from where I estimate approximately 600 girders, ranging from 18m to 28m, will be cast from four casting bays.

Route of Line-4 between Porur and Poonamallee Bypass with the indicative location of stations en-route – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Besides constructing the viaduct from chainage 17982.240 to chainage 25928.186 and Poonamallee depot-line, HCC – KEC will build 9 stations at Chennai bypass crossing, Ramachandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal Bus Depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus, Poonamallee Bypass.

More images by follower Nisanth_Jayaram showing the 2nd girder:

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12 Responses to "Chennai Metro Phase 2’s 1st U-Girder Launched by HCC-KEC JV"

  1. Nisanth says:

    Hey TMRG , can you confirm whether it is for station piers or track crossover as you can see considerable gap in between two u girders..

    Thanks for the mention !.😊

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  2. Samuel says:

    Super excited!! HCC KEC on fire. Meanwhile l&t’s work at snail pace on both red and orange line.

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  3. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Why there is huge space between the U grider?

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  4. Atom26 says:

    No reason for the gap apparently. That’s just how it’s been designed.

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  5. T Paramasivan says:

    Factual position may be checked please:

    “Elevated C4-ECV-02 section of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project was awarded to HCC-KEC in May 2021 with a Rs 1,147 crore contract value and 36 month deadline”

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  6. Aboobucker Siddiq says:

    நான் இதற்காக மிகவும் வெகு நாட்களாக காத்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறேன் இது தமிழ்நாட்டின் போக்குவரத்து மிகுந்த இடத்திற்கு மிகவும் குறைவான நேரத்தில் செல்ல இது மிகவும் எளிதாக இருக்கும் நான் இதில் பயணம் செய்ய மிகவும் ஆர்வமாக உள்ளேன்

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  7. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    They started their work in may and completed this much already? *Sad BMRCL noises*

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