MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), in the wee hours of Sunday, unloaded the first lot of Metro rails for the Dahisar (East) to Andheri East) Metro-7 corridor near National Park station.
The rails imported from Japan were transported from Wadala yard using 70 ft trailer to the site. Thereafter, using a 50-ton mobile crane, the rail bundles (each consisting 3 rails) were lifted and unloaded on the Viaduct. The Metro team was able to accomplish the task within the stipulated time.
The unloading of rails for the present stretch of Viaduct will continue for another 3-4 days.
Once placed on the Viaduct, the rails will be welded using Mobile Flash butt welding machine, which is also ready to be lifted on the Viaduct for deployment.
The Ballastless track laying process will begin thereafter on the Viaduct. The track plinth concreting will be done and the already welded rails will be placed in position using Double resilient Rail fastenings.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) hopes to complete the track laying work in soon.