The 24.90-km long elevated Mumbai Metro Line 5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan) that is spread over 422-metres stretch, will cross over Kasheli creek in Bhiwandi.
Work on this corridor is in full swing. In fact, it is one of the elevated Metro line in India that will be passing above a water body and first in Mumbai. The height of the elevated line will be 15 metres above the water. Once ready, commuters will be able to get a great view of the creek. While the Mumbai Metro Line 3 passes from Mithi River underground.
According to the information provided by the officials, a total of nine pillars will be built along this stretch. In order to cast the pillars, drilling work in the creek has begun using the reverse circulation drilling (RCD) method. A 150-MT crane has been placed on the barge to lift the vibro hammer. The vibro hammer is clamped on the top of the permanent steel casing that will drill into the creek bed. After this, the RCD rig will be mounted on the casing top for further drilling.
The said Metro line has been divided into two phases, Thane to Bhiwandi and Bhiwandi to Kalyan. Of which, 32.61 per cent of civil work in Phase 1 has been completed. The expected project completion deadline is August 2022. In phase 2, M/s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been appointed to finalize the alignment and prepare a feasibility report.
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