Date of Post: 20 Oct, 2018
Mumbai: The MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.) lowered 17th TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) into construction for the proposed Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 project on Monday. With this, all the 17 TBMs will be working on the digging process in full fledged for the Metro-3 project.
- This also marks the completion of 10.455 km of tunnelling work of the proposed 33.5 km of the Metro 3 corridor.
- From now, all the 17 boring machines will carry out the digging process for the project.
- “MMRC commences lowering of TBM Tansa 2 of Package3. With this all 17 Tunnel Boring Machines of Mumbai Metro-3 are underground and poised to complete the tunneling at the earliest by following stringent safety and quality norms,” Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC, tweeted.
- The first boring machine arrived in Mumbai, last year in the month of September.
- SK Gupta, Director (projects), MMRC said,“Tunneling work is progressing satisfactorily and with the last, the 17th, TBM in the underbelly of the city we will work with more enthusiasm.”
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