Earlier this morning at 2:30 am, J Kumar Infraprojects launched the first 24.90 meter long U-girder at Pathanwadi (Malad) for constructing te elevated viaduct of Mumbai Metro’s 16.5 km Line-7 project. This milestone at pier#62 & 63 was witnessed by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, who took a tour of both Line-2 and Line-7’s construction sites and casting yards prior to the event. The U-girder weighs about 150 tons and a few northbound lanes of the Western Express Highway were closed down to facilitate its launch.
J Kumar is responsible for constructing package CA-02, from Aarey Station to Magathane Station, of the line and completed casting their first pier in December 2016 and erecting the 1st pier cap in March 2017. They completed casting the first batch of U-girders for both the 18.6 km Line-2 and Line-7 at the Bandra yard in January 2017, and as per the MMRDA’s website, a total of 109 U-girders had been cast by all 3 contractors of the line by April 26 2017.