Kolkata Metro update: Top slab Casting of Bimanbandar Metro station completed

The construction work of Noapara – Barasat via Bimanbandar Metro project has been going o­n in full swing. During Covid times and also in the  new normal situation, a significant progress of this project has been achieved. Top slab casting of the proposed Bimanbandar Station has been completed o­n 08.12.2020. 

  • This work started from 07.12.2020 morning and after 30 hours of continuous concreting in which 1730 cubic metre concrete were used with the help of 20 transit mixtures, this milestone has been achieved.
  • On the same day (08.12.2020), casting work of a diaphragm wall of Bimanbandar station subway was also completed. 
  • 90 cubic metre concrete was consumed to complete the concreting work of this wall having dimension of 18 metre X 5 metre X 1 metre. 
  • This subway will connect Bimanbandar station with Jessore Road. 
  • Apart from this, the abandoned Circular Railway piers at the entry point of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport are also being cut using noise free, vibration free and dust free cutting machines fitted with Diamond cutter. 

  • In the last three days, Pier No: P-84, P-85 & P-86  have been cut.
  • Besides Bimanbander station, work at Jessore Road station has also been going o­n smoothly. 
  • A 127- metre long noise barrier to prevent noise pollution at NAD Colony of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is being erected. 
  • 102 columns of this barrier have already been erected. 
  • Covering work of these columns are now going o­n.

Recent Achievement:

In the new normal situation, construction works of all the o­n-going Metro projects have been going o­n smoothly. Metro Railway Kolkata has recently achieved a milestone by completing an uninterrupted 1500 cubic metre concreting work of top slab of Bimanbandar Metro station of Noapara-Barasat via Bimanbandar Extension Project.

  • This non-stop concreting work continued for 25 hours and the top slab with the dimensions of 36.3 metre X 40 metre X 1 metre (length X breadth X depth) was completed successfully. 
  • Three concrete pumps and twenty transit mixtures were used for completing this work.
  • Forty eight labourers worked tirelessly maintaining all Covid-19 protocols to accomplish this job.

Source: Metro Railway, Kolkata-Press Release