July 6, 2022

In a serious increase to infrastructural upgradations & with a view to reinforce the security in prepare operations over Mumbai suburban part, Western Railway has efficiently undertaken the launching of a girder of Delisle Bridge positioned at Decrease Parel. This work was undertaken by the Development Division of WR & was efficiently accomplished on Wednesday, twenty second June, 2022 throughout the block interval taken for this work.

In response to Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, a serious milestone was achieved with the launching of the longest (90 mtr) & heaviest (1040 MT) girder with single span 65 diploma skew ever launched in Western Railways. This girder is first of the 2 girders to be launched at Delisle Highway Over Bridge, Decrease Parel. Additionally it is pertinent to say that it’s for the primary time on WR that synchronised displacement managed strand jacks has been launched. In reference to girder launching work of Delisle Highway Over Bridge at Decrease Parel, a Energy and Site visitors Block of 03.30 hours are being undertaken taken on all strains at Decrease Parel from 18th June 2022 for 5 days, with out having any main visitors repercussions. A workforce comprising of 15 engineers of railway and company together with advisor’s engineer have been constantly monitoring the work. A complete of 8 supervisors and 102 labours have been deployed around the clock on this mammoth process.

Giving extra particulars concerning the ongoing work of Delisle ROB, Thakur talked about that the design of the bridge is advanced as it’s not a straight highway. The bridge is 89.89 mtr lengthy, consisting of three lanes of 11 mtr and 1.8 mtr footpath. The ROB has a skew of 65 diploma with railway tracks and positioned on the north finish of Decrease Parel station. The bridge is being constructed with Open Internet Girder (OWG) design and therefore it can’t be lifted and instantly positioned above the tracks. Two girders, every weighing 1040 MT can be positioned, out of which one has been launched and the second can be positioned by September 2022. The Open Internet Girder is being lifted utilizing heavy obligation jacks and positioned on rolling girders. It should then be pulled on daily basis by few meters, earlier than finally getting positioned on the brand new substructure already constructed. Excessive High quality structural metal (E-450 grade) has been procured whereas Stainless-steel (SS-550) grade have been utilized in reinforcement bars in substructure. Additionally, the superstructure has been coated with particular anti-corrosive paint which is having corrosion resistance equal to chilly galvanizing coating. The Design and drawing of the superstructure have been permitted by RDSO owing to non-standard open internet girder. After completion of the launching of girders, the work on laying the highway surfaces will start instantly. BMC may also start the work on constructing the ramps in order that vital progress may be achieved as quickly as second Open Internet Girder will get launched.

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Thakur acknowledged that Delisle ROB of MCGM at Decrease Parel is a key connector within the metropolis. It’s successfully the one pathway to the Decrease Parel workplace district for rail commuters who reside within the japanese suburbs. These commuters journey by prepare upto Currey Highway station and use this bridge to cross over into Decrease Parel to achieve Business Compounds reminiscent of Kamala Mills, Excessive Avenue Phoenix and Peninsula Park, and so on. The bridge can also be utilized by pedestrians who cross from Decrease Parel’s east to west and vice versa. Additionally it is some extent of entry/exit for commuters from Decrease Parel railway station, some of the crowded in Mumbai’s suburban community. The ROB can also be an east-west hyperlink for motorists, with 1,200 automobiles utilizing it each hour, as per a conservative estimate.

Thakur additional talked about that the Delisle ROB was discovered unsafe in security Audit in July 2018. It was determined that the work of dismantling and rebuilding of Railway portion can be completed by Western Railway and the work of approaches dismantling and rebuilding can be executed by MCGM. Railway had taken up the dismantling work of SPAN masking over 5 railway suburban tracks and accomplished in document 5 months interval in February 2019. Dismantling of abutments couldn’t be taken up for need of elimination of encroachments by MCGM which was completed in Could 2019 and work of dismantling of abutments have been accomplished in June 2019.

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