Three beams or girders were laid between MbPT Yard and Wadala on Sunday, as part of the work on the phase two of the monorail on the Wadala-Jacob Circle stretch, an exercise which took more than four hours.
“The launching work was an arduous task considering the length (34m and 41m) and weight of the beams. It was carried out with finesse,” said Dilip Kawathkar, spokesperson, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
According to MMRDA officials, 85% of the civil work for the phase two of the monorail has been completed. The operation of the 11.2-km rail is expected to be completed next year. “With most permissions and clearances in hand, we can finish the work soon,” Kawathkar said.
The 8.8-km first phase of the monorail corridor from Chembur to Wadala was launched in February last year.