NCC Casts Patna Metro Phase 1’s 1st U-Girder
NCC Ltd. earlier this month started pouring concrete to cast the first set of 27.90m U-girders for Patna Metro’s 14.05 km Line-2 connecting Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT.
NCC’s casting yard to support construction on Phase 1 project’s 6.107 km Malahi Pakri – New ISBT (PC01) section is located along NH-31 in Khaspur (view on Google Maps). It consists of two 146m long casting beds from where 10 U-girders weighing 165 tons each can be cast.
Construction work on Patna Metro – India’s 21st system to enter the construction stage – started with piling works in December 2020. The 1st pier cap was cast in April 2022.
NCC was awarded Package PC-01’s Rs 552.93 crore contract by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in September 2020 with a tight 30 month deadline.
Their scope includes building this 6.107 km section’s viaduct and 5 elevated stations at Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak, Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and New ISBT. It also includes a viaduct leading to the New ISBT Depot, as well as a small rake-interchange viaduct at Khemni Chak connecting to the 16.85 km Line-1.
Images via Chandan Parui and Pardum Singh:
With a 30 month deadline, this section of Phase 1 is running terribly behind schedule. For comparison, construction on Agra Metro’s Phase 1 commenced at the same time in December 2020 and they’re on track for starting trial runs in 2023 – see viaduct and depot images.
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I think the main reason was funding. As I heard from my sources, JICA was not happy with the Tender conditions.DMRC was trying to secure funding from ADB instead. Don’t know what happened after that.
Interesting. Perhaps the schedule has been negotiated.
No post on mumbai metro line 3 trial runs!
Busy with other commitments at the moment. There are lots of images/videos on Twitter.
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