MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): J Kumar Infraprojects launched three composite girders of 56 m long steel for the 15.18 km Mumbai Metro Line-6 (Pink Line) project, which will connect Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala) to Vikhroli through 13 elevated stations.
The girders weighing 240MT were installed at JVLR Junction above the Western Express Highway (WEH), and Line-7’s finished but not yet operational viaduct for Package BC-03 of the project.
On the 13th weekend, two girders were launched; the final one was this past weekend.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) awarded J Kumar – CRTG JV the Rs. 867.75 crore contract for Package BC-03 in August 2018.
Construction of a 6.079 km viaduct from chainage – 822.508m to 5257.400m, with five stops at Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala), Adarsh Nagar, Jogeshwari (W), JVLR, and Shyam Nagar (Majas Depot), is included in their scope.
An approximately 300-meter foot overbridge (FOB) that connects the paid concourse areas of Line-6 and Line-7 stations at JVLR Junction will progressively slope downward from Line-6 (height of 33.8m) to Line-7 (23.34m).
J Kumar launched a 48-meter unique steel girder across Line-2A near Infinity Mall in April 2022.
Since Line-6’s key systems (rolling stock, signalling, communication, etc.) have yet to be put out to bid, commercial operations are expected to begin in 2025.