MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On 19th December 2021, J Kumar Infraprojects and Sunder Cranes built the first 28m U-girders to build the 11.38 km for Mumbai’s Metro Line 9 (Red Line) corridor by using two large carriers-straddle.
The landmark incident was recorded between piers P162 and P163 in front of the showroom at Royal Enfield’s Mira Road’s Salasar Center Park. The nearest station was built in Sai Baba Nagar. Last month, J Kumar’s team built their first pier cap at Pier P162.
It’s not the first U-girder introduced in Line-9, though. That historical event was recorded at Thakur Mall using a few cranes in April 2021.
The contract for the construction of Line-9 between Dahisar East and Mira Bhayandar under the CA-48 package was awarded to J Kumar Infraprojects by MMRDA in January 2020 after appearing to be the lowest applicants for this route and Line-7A (line extension).
The contract’s scope includes the construction of two-story viaducts on Kashmira Road 1.5 km, 1.1 km and 754 meters of metro cars and trains, as well as eight stations in Dahisar East (new station box), Pandurang Wadi (in exchange for Line-10), Miragaon, Kashigaon, Sai Baba Nagar, Meaditya Nagar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Garden and Subhash Chandra Bose Ground.