Mumbai: First sea pile cap laid at Kasheli creek for Metro 5


Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), executing the Metro Line 5 project from Thane to Bhiwandi-Kalyan, recently laid the first marine pile cap on Kasheli Creek.

Metro Corridor 5 from Thane to Bhiwandi to Kalyan is a 24.9 km long elevated corridor with 15 stations. The line will provide interconnectivity between the existing Metro Corridor 4 (Wadala to Kasarvadavali) and the proposed Metro Line 12 (Kalyan to Taloja) and the existing Central Railway.

It will provide rail-based access to commercial, government bodies and geographical locations in Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan and is expected to reduce the current travel time.

According to MMRDA officials, the first sea stack cap was cast at Kasheli Creek for Metro Corridor 5 after taking no-objection certificates from the Maharashtra Maritime Board and Inland Waterways Authority of India. The total length of the metro bridge crossing the Kasheli Creek is 550 metres. The viaduct has 13 piers, of which nine are in the drain and the remaining five are on the ground.

“For the casting of the first set of pile caps on the Kasheli Creek waterbody, our Metro team is working towards overcoming various challenges. This comes with the implementation of the Metro catch-up plan,” said an official.