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.
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.
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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