As the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) prepares to begin operations of the fifth Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in the city, the first that began tunnelling on November 9 has completed 94.3 metres of boring as on Wednesday. By the end of this week, it is expected to complete 115 metres and then the machine will be stopped to complete its assembly underground.
“By January 14 or 15 the TBM should complete boring 115 metres into the ground. We will then stop the machine and assemble the remaining parts to commence its main drive. The complete assembly should take around 20-25 days and then it will resume again,” said SK Gupta, Director Projects, MMRC. Read More…
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