Ranjit Buildcon Ltd. (RBL) on Tuesday launched the first pair of 27.90m long U-girders for Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 project‘s Package C3 connecting Sector-1 – Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.
The milestone was recorded on top of piers P-12 and P-13 located between Gandhinagar’s Sector-1 and Sector 10A. I estimate a total of 430 U-girders will eventually be launched by RBL.
7.553 km long elevated Package C3 was awarded to Dilip Buildcon (DBL) in October 2022 with a contract value Rs. 723.45 crore. Construction works were subsequently subcontracted out to Ranjit Buildcon.
Ranjit’s team in February had started piling works – the first step of the construction process – and cast their first pier at the same spot.
Package C3 consists of 7 elevated stations at Sachivalaya, Akshardham, Juna Sachivalaya, Sector-16, Sector-24 and Mahatma Mandir.
This is the 3rd and final section of 28.254 km Phase 2 which will see Ahmedabad’s north-south Red Line getting extended by 22.838 km from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir via 20 new stations with a 5.416 km spur from GNLU to GIFT City which includes 2 new stations.
With this development, U-girder launching activity is now underway across all 3 packages of Phase 2:
- 14.36 km Package C1: Afcons Infrastructure in December 2021 – see details & pics
- 6.478 km Package C2: Ranjit Buildcon in November 2021 – see details & pics
- 7.553 km Package C3: Ranjit Buildcon in March 2023 – this post!
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