DE-LAUNCHING OF ABANDONED CIRCULAR RAILWAY’S GIRDERS ALONG NOAPARA-BIMANBANDER METRO CORRIDOR
Metro Railway has been executing the Noapara-Bimanbander Extension Project. For executing this project along this alignment, most of the existing abandoned viaducts of Circular Railway are required to be dismantled.
About 100 girders stretched over the busy Jessore Road and on some parts of VIP Road are to be removed in order to facilitate construction of proposed new lines of Metro Railway from Dum Dum Cantonment to Bimanbander via Jessore Road. De-launching of these abandoned girders have been going on in spite of nationwide lockdown. This work is very crucial considering heavy traffic movement along the congested arterial road connecting Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
One 600 MT capacity crane has been deployed to remove these abandoned structures along this stretch. Yesterday one such girder was de-launched successfully. Elaborate arrangements like removing road signal posts, telephone and electric cables, roadside railings etc. on this stretch have been made . In order to protect the road surface, about 300 mm thick layer silver sand has been spread on this road before movement of the crane.
So far eight such girders on the busy stretch of Jessore Road and VIP Road have been pulled down.