First U-Girder erected for Line-9 of Mumbai Metro

1St U-Girders of Mumbai Metro Line 9
1St U-Girders of Mumbai Metro Line 9 | Photo Credit : Shubham Bhargava

MUMBAI: In an another major breakthrough for Line-9 of Mumbai Metro on Wednesday, J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd placed the first two 25m U-girders for the 11.3 km line which is a northern extension of Red Line-7.

Line-9 (Red Line) will have 8 elevated stations from Dahisar (East) to Mira Bhayandar. The girder was erected at piers numbers P63-P64 located right from Thakur Mall near Pandurang Wadi Station. On 31st December 2020, the first 9.5m pier cap of 60 MT was placed at top P63 while the casting of first pier i.e. P63, began in November 2020. 491 piers will be cast for this line in the north-western suburbs according to a news report.

The contract of this line’s construction, under Package CA-48, was awarded to J Kumar Infraprojects by the MMRDA in January 2020 after being emerged as the lowest bidder for this package in September 2019.
The scope of work, as per Package CA-48,  includes Design and Construction of elevated viaduct and nine (9) elevated stations (excluding architectural finishes and PEB roof structure) including two (2) flyovers, and underground twin tunnel, cut and cover, ramp and one (1) underground station (including architectural finishes and PEB structures) for corridor of Mumbai Metro Line 9 i.e. Extension of line 7 from Dahisar (East) to Mira Bhayandar and Andheri to CSIA of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.

The Red Line of Mumbai Metro consists of 3 lines i.e. Line 7, Line 7A and Line 9 having total route length of 31.1 kms with 23 stations connecting Mira Bhayandar – Dahisar(East) – Andheri (East) – CSIA Terminal 2.

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