Afcons Infrastructure on Monday celebrated the launch of their final of 574 U-girders for civil Package C1 of the 28.254 km Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 project.
This major construction milestone for 14.36 km Package C1’s viaduct connecting Motera – GNLU – GIFT City was recorded on top of piers P4/7-8 using a 20m long U-girder. The very first U-girder was launched in December 2021.
Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) had awarded Afcons with 14.36 km Package C1’s construction contract in Q4 2020 with a 30 month deadline. Their scope includes the line’s 8.124 km elevated section with 274 spans from Motera Stadium to GNLU with 8 stations at Koteshwar Road, Vishwakarma College, Tapovan Circle, Narmada Canal, Koba Circle, Juna Koba, Koba Gam, and GNLU.
It also includes the 5.42 km section from GNLU to GIFT City with a bridge over Sabarmati River and 2 stations at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
Back in December 2023 Afcons completed launching all 340 segments for this package’s Sabarmati River Bridge near GIFT City, and they’re currently working on constructing a 303m long extradosed bridge over Narmada Canal.
With this development U-girder launching activity has been wrapped on two of three civil packages of the Phase 2 project. Ranjit Buildcon had completed launching girders on 6.478 km Package C1 (GNLU to Gandhinagar’s Sector-1) in October 2023.
Track-installation work on both packages C1 and C2 has been underway by VNC – KEC – Emrail JV since August 2023. If you look closely at the last image, you’ll spot tracks / rails lying on the viaduct waiting to be installed.
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