Patel Launches Surat Metro Phase 1’s First Segment in Althan

Patel Infrastructure last week launched their first 8.5m wide precast segment to construct Surat Metro Phase 1’s 11.6 km Kadarsha Ni Nal – Dream City section.

The major milestone for the project’s 21.61 km Line-1 (Sarthana – Dream City) was recorded between piers P39-P40 in front of Althan-Bhatar Community Hall near Soham Circle.

The firm had started casting segments for the project’s Package CS1 in January 2022 at their Dream City yard from where I estimate approximately 3900 segments will be cast.

Phot via Rahul Kumar

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) had awarded Package CS1’s construction in January 2021 to Sadbhav Engineering – SP Singla Constructions (SEL – SPSCPL) JV with a 30 month deadline. The consortium subcontracted out a portion of works to Patel Infra for an undisclosed amount.

The 10 stations in SEL-SPSCPL’s section are coming up at Kadarsha Ni Nal, Majura Gate (interchange with Line-2: Bhesan – Saroli), Rupali Canal, Althan Tenament, Althan Gam, VIP Road, Woman ITI, Bhimrad, Convention Center and Dream City.

Route of Surat Metro’s Kadarsha Ni Nal – Dream City section with the indicative location of stations enroute – view Surat Metro Phase 1 info & route map
Photo via Fenil Thakkar
Photo via Rohit Agnihotri

Chasing a 30 month deadline, this milestone was recorded in 24 months after the award of contract. Needless to say, this section of Phase 1 is running terribly behind just like Patna Metro where the 1st U-girder was also launched last week.

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One Response to "Patel Launches Surat Metro Phase 1’s First Segment in Althan"

  1. Mohit Sagar says:

    Lonching formen L&T Hight speed railway


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