Steel girders launched across Ramjhula

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Sep 2017 09:14:21


Staff Reporter,

Crossing yet another hurdle, Nagpur Metro Railway project saw launching of steel girders across the Ramjhula on Central Avenue. The site was quite critical and is part of East-West corridor of Metro whose construction is on in full swing. Using giant cranes, the 43.5 metre long girders were placed atop the pillars on either side of the ramp of the cable stayed overbridge (RoB).

The cranes having capacity to lift 200 tonnes of weight, two such were used, to lift the girders. While one of the pillar is near the edge of Poddareshwar Ram Temple the other pillar is smartly aligned in the gap between the two ramps of the Ramjhula that opens towards Mayo Square.

The engineers assigned to the job required nearly two days to complete the task of placing the girders on the Reach-4 route of Nagpur Metro. The process started from Friday night and went for next two days. The traffic was diverted from the work site to ensure for safety in case any untoward incident was to occur.

Now that the girders are in place, the work on concrete slab would start. Concrete would be poured and once that process is completed the girders would be removed after stipulated period. The ramp of second phase of Ramjhula too is being constructed by Metro engineers .

The Reach-4 route has 304 pillars most of which are completed. After the process of construction of Metro stations would start. Central Avenue is one of the busiest corridor of city, part of East-West traffic route, and construction work here is going in feverish speed. The corridor is of 18.55 kms long and would have 19 stations enroute. Given that Metro is going to reach upto wholesale market area, greater footfalls are expected on this segment after it is opened for commercial operations in near future.