Date of Post: 25 Sep, 2018
Mumbai: The first tunnel of the underground Mumbai Metro-3 project was completed on Monday. The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Wainganga-1, breaks through the 1st tunnel at CSMIA-Terminal-2 station, in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Wainganga-1 commissioned on 8th January this year, bore a 1.26 km tunnel drilling its way for 259 days through rocky strata from Pali Ground, Marol to CSMIA T2 station, according to MMRC.
- Metro-3 corridor’s 4.157 km long pkg-7 is spread between CSMIA T2 station to the ramp at Aarey Colony providing access to Metro-1 at Marol & Metro-6 corridor at JVLR & also to hubs like MIDC & SEEPZ which are not connected by suburban rail as of now.
- With 17 TBM having been lowered in 10 TBM shafts, 14 have been commissioned.
- MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited), as of today, has completed about 9-km of tunnelling & has generated & disposed of 19,40,254 cubic meters of muck.
- Coming month all 17 TBMs will be deployed rendering a full scale operation.
- The Chief Minister, speaking on the occassion, said,”The state government has embarked upon its journey to complete 270 km. Metro network in MMR over next 3 to 4 years & Metro 3 is an important part of the same.”
- “This is the first TBM breakthrough of Mumbai Metro 3. Still a long way to go. But a good beginning is what matters. MMRC has safely tunneled 9 kms in underbelly of Mumbai with both its high-rises and old buildings.” tweeted Ashwini Bhide, MD, MMRC.
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