Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) on 16th December 2020 achieved the 35th breakthrough at Dadar Metro Station. With the 1.12 km long tunnel from Siddhivinayak to Dadar, package-4 has completed its entire tunneling of 10.96 km for which three TBMs were deployed in total.
“We are happy to announce 100% completion of tunneling work in 4 out of 7 packages. Tunneling in package-4 was a particularly challenging task as all the stations are located in close proximity to developments, active road traffic and popular religious places. Dadar, considered the heart of the city, will provide connectivity that will ease commuting woes of Mumbaikars”, said Mr. Ranjit Singh Deol, Managing Director, MMRC.
"The Herrenknecht made Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Krishna-1, equipped with Earth Pressure Balance technology, had started its main drive on July 7, 2020 and has completed the downline stretch using 805 rings. The overall progress of Dadar Metro Station is around 42%", said S.K. Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC, provided further details.
Package-4 which includes Siddhivinayak, Dadar and Shitladevi stations, witnessed 8 breakthroughs Nayanagar to Dharavi (Upline – 589m and downline – 589m), Nayanagar to Dadar (Upline – 2491m and downline – 2472m), Siddhivinayak to Dadar (Upline –1106m and downline – 1126m), Siddhivinayak to Worli (Upline – 1305m and downline – 1284m).
A total of 41 tunnel breakthroughs have been planned in Mumbai's largest underground metro corridor which will connect Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ through 27 metro stations.
Apart from this, MMRC successfully completed the construction of all slabs at SEEPZ Metro station including base slab, mezzanine slab, concourse slab and roof slab Here are a few snippets of the same.
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