Mumbai Metro Shunya Bridge’s 1st Segment Cast by J Kumar

J Kumar Infraprojects (JKIL) on Saturday poured concrete to cast their first segment for Shunya cable-stayed bridge of Mumbai Metro’s 23.6 km Line-2B (Yellow Line) in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

This 130 meter long “iconic” bridge, as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) likes to call it, will support the viaduct of Mumbai Metro’s Yellow Line over Vakola Nala between Income Tax Office and ILFS stations (view site on Google maps).

Shunya Bridge on 12.824 km Package L2B-C101 will consist of a 80 meter long main span, 50 meter long anchor span, and one giant pylon (pier #478) where concrete was poured to build its pile cap in October 2023.

The bridge will consist of 35 precast segments, each 12.9m wide, cast at a yard located right across from the 508 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train project’s BKC Station site which is under construction by HCC – MEIL JV.

Pour underway

MMRDA had awarded J Kumar Infraprojects with Line-2B’s Package L2B-C101 in May 2021 with a contract value of Rs. 1307.88 crore and 30 month deadline.

This is a retender of Package CA-04R, previously awarded to Simplex Infrastructure, for the balance construction of the viaduct and 10 stations between ESIC Nagar and IL&FS (from chainage 34035.873m to 46860.384).

Route of Mumbai Metro Line-2B from DN Nagar – MTNL (BKC) – Chembur – Mandale – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line route map & information

Back in 2020, MMRDA revealed the concept of this bridge ‘Shunya’ is derived from the historic invention of ‘zero’ in India in the 5th century. The bridge is designed as an ode to the immense significance of ‘zero’ in the technological world.

Shunya Bridge at Vakola Nala Crossing – source: Designfakt India
Shunya Bridge at Vakola Nala Crossing – source: Designfakt India
J Kumar’s team post-pour

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5 Responses to "Mumbai Metro Shunya Bridge’s 1st Segment Cast by J Kumar"

  1. Dd says:

    They should extend line 1 to green line to monorail station

    • TMRG says:

      That would be ideal, but that area is heavily built-up which will require large-scale land acquisition. MMRDA would rather spend that money to build other new lines along alignments that have less resistance.

  2. Aryan says:

    1) as per swarajyamag Letter of Award given for Versova – Dahisar Coastal Road.
    2) Sam India is the Lowest Bidder for Mumbai Metro Line 6 Kanjurmarg Depot.

  3. Abhishek Solanki says:

    I am not surprised to read about a retender of the package awarded to Simplex Infrastructure. This is the same company that made the Lalbaug Flyover in Mumbai which developed potholes soon after its opening and continues to have persistent issues. It would be nice to see such companies shut down.


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