#TBT – Images from Delhi Metro TBM’s Breakthrough at Shankar Vihar Shaft

I’m celebrating Throwback Thursday a little early this week!

Earlier this year, the Larsen & Toubro & SUCG  JV – the Delhi Metro’s contractor for the CC-27 contract of Phase 3 from the Shankar Vihar shaft to the Hauz Khas shaft on the Magenta line made a successful breakthrough at the Shankar Vihar shaft. Tunneling began from Vasant Vihar and after traveling a distance of 1.423 km, the TBM made a successful breakthrough on January 5.

Location in Delhi Metro’s network (just east of the Shankar Vihar elevated station):

Courtesy DMRC - view full map

Map Courtesy DMRC – view full map

Google Earth satellite imagery of the Shankar Vihar shaft:


Photo Copyright: Azizul Kalam

Hats off! Pretty sure they're violating site safety rules, ha!

Hats off! Pretty sure they’re violating site safety rules, ha! – Photo Copyright: Azizul Kalam

Posing for FaceBook of course -

Posing for FaceBook of course – Photo Copyright: Azizul Kalam

Man versus TBM

Man versus TBM – Photo Copyright: Azizul Kalam

L&T has so far completed multiple breakthroughs at Munirka, RK Puram, IIT & Hauz Khas, and tunneling on the section mandated by CC-27 is expected to be completed soon. As and when that happens, I’ll be sure to make a post, so do keep a close tab on the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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4 Responses to "#TBT – Images from Delhi Metro TBM’s Breakthrough at Shankar Vihar Shaft"

  1. Azizul Kalam says:

    Dear Context Writer,

    This breakthrough is a result of Hard work and Dedication of two companies that is L&T and SUCG.
    In fact, Major work of Tunneling work is done by SUCG ( Shanghai Urban Construction Group).
    So please update your post !!!

  2. Samvel says:

    Any reason why only the shankar vihar segment is elevated


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