Date of Post: 21 Dec, 2018
Kochi: The construction of the iconic cantilever bridge, as part of Kochi Metro’s extension to Petta, has been successfully completed, according to a release. The unique construction methodology was adopted for Ernakulam South Railway crossing phase, which has been a critical and challenging section, it said.
- The bridge spans 90m across Ernakulam South on a curve of radius 152m, it said.
- The special span arrangement will allow uninterrupted movement of the Indian Railway trains underneath, it said.
- The release said, being one of the first complicated structures to be built on a metro track in India, Kochi Metro has created yet another record in its list of firsts.
- KMRL has urged the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to speed up the construction of the Phase-I extension to Petta.
- On Wednesday, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) managing director Mohammed Hanish visited the site to evaluate the progress of construction.
- He visited Ernakulam junction, Kadavanthra, Vyttila, Thykoodam, Champakkara and Petta station areas.
- At the Vyttila junction crossing, girders will be put in place between December 28 and 31.
- The team also inspected the cantilever bridge.
To know more about recent developments of Kochi Metro-
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