Date Of Post: 21 Feb, 2018
Mumbai: The MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited) is all set to complete tunneling work for the underground Metro 3 (Colaba–Bandra-SEEPZ ) line by March 2021. The corridor is being constructed in two phases and likely to be operational by December 2021 after completion of tunneling work.
- Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) at least 17 locations in the city have been installed to bore the tunnel for the 33.5 km long corridor.
- S K Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC, said,“At least 7,600 persons, including skilled and unskilled labourers, are involved in construction work of the Metro corridor. This is in addition to General Consultants (GC), MMRC personnel, managers, engineers of the civil contractors and several vendors who are involved in the project work.”
- Gupta added,“Tunneling activity was initiated in November 2017 and we have been able to complete more than 420 metres of tunneling work. We aim to complete it by March 2021.”
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