MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The 24.9 KMs long elevated Mumbai Metro Line 5 (Thane to Bhiwandi and Bhiwandi to Kalyan), spread over 422 metres stretch, will cross Kasheli creek in Bhiwandi. Work on this line is in full sway. It is the first elevated Metro line in the country that will be passing over a water body.
According to the latest report, nine (9) pillars will be built in this project. Drilling work in the creek has begun using the reverse circulation drilling method to cast the pillars. First, a 150 MT crane has been placed on the barge to lift the Vibro hammer. Next, the Vibro hammer is clamped on the top of the permanent steel casing that will drill into the creek bed. After this, the reverse circulation drilling rig will be mounted on the casing top for further drilling.
According to the sources, the Metro line project has been divided into two phases, Thane to Bhiwandi and Bhiwandi to Kalyan. 32.61 per cent of civil work in Phase 1 has been completed by August 2021. The expected deadline date for project completion is August 2022. In phase 2, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be appointed to finalize the alignment and prepare a practical report on that.