NCC Casts Patna Metro Phase 1’s 1st U-Girder


NCC Ltd. earlier this month started pouring concrete to cast the first set of 27.90m U-girders for Patna Metro’s 14.05 km Line-2 connecting Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT.

NCC’s casting yard to support construction on Phase 1 project’s 6.107 km Malahi Pakri – New ISBT (PC01) section is located along NH-31 in Khaspur (view on Google Maps). It consists of two 146m long casting beds from where 10 U-girders weighing 165 tons each can be cast.

1st U-girder’s rebar cage lifted in early August – Photo Copyright: Phulgen Gupta

Construction work on Patna Metro – India’s 21st system to enter the construction stage – started with piling works in December 2020. The 1st pier cap was cast in April 2022.

NCC was awarded Package PC-01’s Rs 552.93 crore contract by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in September 2020 with a tight 30 month deadline.

Their scope includes building this 6.107 km section’s viaduct and 5 elevated stations at Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak, Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and New ISBT. It also includes a viaduct leading to the New ISBT Depot, as well as a small rake-interchange viaduct at Khemni Chak connecting to the 16.85 km Line-1.

Patna Metro’s Line-2 between Malahi Pakri – New ISBT – view Patna Metro route map & project information

Images via Chandan Parui and Pardum Singh:

NCC Casts Patna Metro Phase 1’s 1st U-Girder

With a 30 month deadline, this section of Phase 1 is running terribly behind schedule. For comparison, construction on Agra Metro’s Phase 1 commenced at the same time in December 2020 and they’re on track for starting trial runs in 2023 – see viaduct and depot images.

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