The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has unloaded first lot of Metro rails for the Dahisar (East) to Andheri East) Metro-7 corridor near National Park station. The Head Hardened HH1080 grade rails Imported from Japan were transported from Wadala yard using 70 ft trailer to the site. Thereafter, using 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 Ballast less 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.
MMRDA hopes to complete the track laying work in soon.
@EPC World Media