Chennai: Afcons is keen on tunnelling for the 105 km long Chennai Metro Rail phase-II project. Recently, Afcons has completed tunnelling under Anna Salai for phase-I project and keen on drilling for metro phase-II. K Subrahmanian, vice-chairman & Managing Director, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, said,”Wherever their projects are, for CMRL, we would definitely be one of the preferred contractors.”
Afcons is also building three-level underground station at Central.
The company is set to hand over the 4.1km line from May Day Park to AG-DMS to CMRL in January 2018.
He said,”We faced a mixed soil strata, with both soil and rock in the same cross section, a condition that can slow down a project substantially and that is what we encountered in Chennai. But we took it as a challenge and completed it one month ahead of our deadline in February 2018.”
Part of Central Metro will be ready for operations in March 2018 and the rest, will be handed over to CMRL by mid-2018, he said.