[Pics] Chennai Metro’s Underground Section Taking Shape

Geosmart Engineering Pvt. Ltd specializes in geotechnical investigations & civil construction, and was hired by two JV construction companies to assist with building the tunnels for 3 packages of Chennai Metro project’s Phase 1. Geosmart recently updated their website with some nice images of which I’ve shared some below. If you’ve got time (which you certainly do if you’re reading this), then visit their website for more images.

Contract: UAA01
Contractor: AFCONS-Transtunnelstroy JV
Route: Washermenpet – Mannadi – High Court – Chennai Central – Egmore

Chennai High Court station - Photo Copyright: Geosmart

Chennai High Court station – Photo Copyright: Geosmart

Contract: UAA04
Contractor: L&T SUGC
Route: Nehru Park – Kipauk Medical College – Pachaiyappa’s College

Under construction cross passage between 2 parallel tunnels - Photo Copyright: Geosmart

Under construction cross passage between 2 parallel tunnels – Photo Copyright: Geosmart


Contract: UAA05
Contractor: AFCONS-Transtunnelstroy JV
Route: Shenoy Nagar – Anna Nagar East – Anna Nagar Tower – Thiurmangalam

Photo Copyright: Geosmart

Anna Nagar East station? – Photo Copyright: Geosmart

Photo Copyright: Geosmart

Anna Nagar East station? – Photo Copyright: Geosmart

If you’re interested in seeing more images from the underground section, then I’d recommend seeing: [Pics] TBM Assembly at Egmore station which has some amazing pictures shot by an Austrian Tunneling Manager who’s working with Afcons in Chennai.

For more updates on Chennai’s metro project, check out the Chennai section of the TMRG!

– TMRG

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