Date of Post : 08 Aug, 2017
Lucknow: Tata Projects Ltd has announced that it has completed the Lucknow Secretariat – Hazratganj underground tunnel boring work for the Lucknow Metro Rail.
This was achieved in a short period of 5 months. The 812 metre-tunnel work was executed as an EPC project.
- This is a part of the 3.67 km long LMRC (Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation) project, estimated to cost Rs 1,190 crore (Approx US$ 185.94 Million).
- The 75-metre Tunnel Boring Machine TBM, Gomti, was deployed for the project.
- The computerised tunnel guidance system was deployed for the highest level of accuracy.
- Tata Projects planning to install Gomti to take up another tunnel work between Sachivalaya & Hussainganj Metro Station as the next part of the construction plan.
- “Due to many heritage structures, the stretch was highly challenging. The daunting task was completed before time completion,” Vinayak Deshpande, Managing Director, TATA Projects Ltd in a statement said.
- “The tunnelling in this stretch posed an enormous technical challenge as the route passes beneath highly congested areas and basements of commercial establishments, to lay the tracks at a depth of 12 to 15 metres below ground level. With this ‘breakthrough,’ LMRC has achieved one of the biggest milestones in the form of completion of the first TBM drive in the construction of underground metro in Uttar Pradesh, said Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation.