Ghaziabad, India (Urban Transport News): NCRTC has started assembly of first Launching Gantry for construction of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor near Morta in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Launching Gantry is also known as Launching Girder which is assembled on piers to lift various segments and further join them together to make viaduct of the RRTS network.
Once the Launching Girder is ready, segments will be brought to the site in big trucks and will be placed to form viaduct. These segments are being cast at the Sahibabad Casting Yard operationalized under package - 2 contracts of Civil works of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
The work is being executed by the team of APCO Infratech-CRFG JV which was awarded the contract package-2. RRTS viaduct will have a design speed capability of 180 kmph. For the site photographs, please explore our twitter updates.
[RRTS Updates] APCO Infratech-CRFG JV team has started assembly of first Launching Gantry for construction of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor near Morta in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Here are some photographs shared by the NCRTC team.#RRTS @ut_MoHUA Image Credit: NCRTC pic.twitter.com/TaKROQW9jV— Urban Transport News ? (@urbantransnews) June 4, 2020
This achievement is very important for the country’s first RRTS network considering the recent outbreak of Covid-19 and the lockdown conditions in the country. This has been possible only due to the relaxation provided by the government and all support by different stakeholders.
NCRTC is following all guidelines given by the government and abiding the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide all the support to its staff, labourers and contractors and took complete care of their health, safety, and security. Regular distribution of masks, sanitizers, soaps with regular health check-ups were insured with the implementation of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all the construction works.
The work for the 17 km long priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai is in progress and soon superstructures will be visible on the already casted piers of the section. Starting of the assembly of segment launcher signifies NCRTC's efforts to complete the project on time within sanctioned cost.