MMRC achieves its final breakthrough at Mumbai Central metro station. The overall project progress stands at 76.6 per cent
On Wednesday, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) achieved its 42nd and final breakthrough on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ metro-3 corridor at the Mumbai Central metro station.
Robbins-made TBM Tansa-1 completed its most challenging drive of 837 meters from Mahalaxmi metro station to the Mumbai Central metro station up line in 243 days using 558 concrete rings. Package-3 includes Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Acharya Atre Chowk and Worli metro stations, is one of the longest stretches of the line-3 corridor.
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“It was with great pleasure that I witnessed the final breakthrough today. It marks 100 per cent tunneling of the metro-3 corridor. Tunnelling below Mumbai’s heritage precincts, in close proximity to old dilapidated buildings, existing metro lines, railway lines, and water body with different and sometimes difficult geological conditions has been a daunting task,” said Ashwini Bhide, MD, MMRC.
“We used advanced technology without compromising the safety of workers. This was a daunting task for the MMRC team along with General Consultants, Contractors, JVs. Once operational, metro-line 3 aims to provide a speedy, comfortable and safe commuting experience to the Mumbaikars”, said Mr. S.K. Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC.
The overall project progress stands at 76.6 per cent.