MMRDA launches two girders for the metro-7 corridor

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development (MMRDA) launched two heavy duty girders in limited hours from 3 AM to 6 AM, on the Andheri (East) Dahisar (East) metro-7 corridor with the help of two cranes

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Mumbai Metro Line-7 Construction Site (PC: MMRDA)

MUMBAI: On 1 July the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development (MMRDA) launched two heavy duty girders in limited hours from 3 AM to 6 AM, on the Andheri (East) Dahisar (East) metro-7 corridor.

With the help of two cranes having a capacity of 400 and 350 tones, the girders were successfully launched. The girders weight was 150 tones each 25 m long and 5.25 m wide. The girders were placed on the pier which is 8 m high near Thakur Complex, Kandivali.

One day before at the site these two huge cranes and the girders were carried from Bandra casting yard and was set up in the right place near pier P 169-170 and was done on the same night with the weight to crane counter and that is also a huge task.

Shri. Tanaji Bhosale, Chief Engineer, Shri. P. R. K. Murthy, Director (Metro PIU), Shri. R. K. Sharma, Director (System), were present on the spot to coordinate the things.

In spite of the heavy rain, the heavy-duty activity was carried out successfully. As this was a crucial task which was needed to be completed within a limited time slot. During the launch of these girders the supporting technical staff with the general consultant safety team, the MMRDA senior officer Director project, chief engineer all were present at that time.

To take a block from TATA power for safety purpose was necessary as the double circuit of 110kV Borivali-Malad heavy transmission tower lines of TATA Power company was passing on this pier location.

Mr. Dilip Kawathkar, Joint project director, MMRDA said We thank Railways, Police, MCGM, TATA Power, Reliance Infrastructure and Citizen of this area. MMRDA, Of course, cannot make light of the cooperation of the residents in the surrounding area. “They realize that the Metro is for them”.

Mr. Dilip Kawathkar, Joint project director, MMRDA said We thank Railways, Police, MCGM, TATA Power, Reliance Infrastructure and Citizen of this area. MMRDA, Of course, cannot make light of the cooperation of the residents in the surrounding area. “They realize that the Metro is for them”.

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