The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has completed 2 km of tunneling for the construction of the Metro 3.
For the construction of the underground Metro 3 corridor, the TBMs need to altogether bore 52-km for both the up and down line.
Currently, with eight TBMs functioning, the machines are tunneling around nine to 10 metres a day on an average.
With 15 TBMs already having completed Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), we hope to have all the 17 TBMs running by July 2018,” said Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC.
MMRC had begun tunneling for the 33-km corridor in November last year with the first TBM, Krishna-1, at Nayanagar launching shaft.
Along with Krishna-2, which will bore a 2.5-km tunnel between Naya Nagar and Dadar Metro station, the TBMs have together completed 1,005 metres of tunnel.
Image Credit: Mumbai Metro 3
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