Dilip Buildcon Ltd. (DBL) on November 2 launched the final of 1851 precast segments for the viaduct of Bhopal Metro Phase 1 project’s 6.225 km Package 1 (Subhash Nagar – AIIMS).
Package 1 is the first section of Bhopal Metro’s 14.99 km Purple Line (Line-2) connecting Karond Circle – AIIMS on which Dilip Buildcon commenced work in early 2019. They were awarded a Rs. 247.06 crore contract awarded by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Limited (MPMRCL) in October 2018 with a completion deadline of 27 months.
The project’s first segment weighing 60 MT was cast in November 2019, and the firm began launching segments in September 2020 on Hoshangabad Road. The final segment was cast in January 2022 – view images here.
Besides the elevated viaduct between Subhash Nagar – AIIMS, Dilip Buildcon will also be constructing an entry/exit ramp to Subhash Nagar Depot where 27 3-coach Alstom trains for the Purple Line and Red Line will be stabled and maintained.
Stations en-route are being built by URC Construction through Package BH-02 and will be located at Shubhash Nagar, Kendriya Vidyalaya, DB City Mall, Sangam Cinema, Himansarovar / Habibganj Station, Habibgang Naka, Alkapuri Bus Stand and AIIMS.
Tender notices are still pending for the rest of the Purple Line’s construction which includes a 3.4 underground section with 2 stations at Bhopal Junction Railway Station and Nandra Bus Stand.
A list of all Bhopal Metro’s civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
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