Ahmedabad: One of the two TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines) for the underground metro rail arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday from Chennai for assembly and construction. The TBM parts are kept at Apparel Park site of the Metro rail.
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A senior official of MEGA (Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad) said,”We have engineers from Afcons who will be assembling the launching shaft for the TBMs to bore 1.65 km-long twin tunnels beginning from the end of the East Ramp (eastern ramp) towards Kalupur station.”
The TBM will take at least a month to assemble.
MEGA official said,”Full-fledged tunnelling may begin from February next year as the assembly and preparation of shaft will require a little more than a month.”