Yesterday it was Bangalore’s big day (See: [Pics] TBM Krishna Finally Makes a Breakthrough at Chickpet) and today it is Chennai’s! TBM 2 made a successful breakthrough at the AG-DMS (Gemini) station while tunneling from Teynampet. It’s important to note that the contractor for this stretch, Gammon-Mosmetrostroy, had originally abandoned the project, so Afcons had to be roped in to complete tunneling.
TBM 1 which was working on the parallel tunnel had successfully made a breakthrough here on July 8 (See: Tunneling Resumes in Chennai) . With this latest breakthrough, the tunneling works for UAA03 contract are now complete! This stretch involved tunneling from Saidapet – Nandanam- Teynampet – AG-DMS/Gemini, a distance of about 3.3 kms.
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