[Pics] Jaipur Metro’s TBM 2 to Soon Start Tunneling towards Choti Chaupar

With Jaipur’s TBM 1 successfully passing beneath Chandpole Gate on its way to the Choti Chaupar station,  TBM 2 is now ready to start tunneling! As per an engineer working on site, TBM 1 has placed 165 precast rings so far and once 200 rings are placed as part of the initial drive, the TBM’s operations will be halted for maintenance and repairs. During that time, tunneling work by TBM 2 is expected to commence.

TBM shaft:

Note: In a couple years from now, this view of the shaft will go away!

view of the Chandpol shaft - Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

View of the Chandpole shaft with TBM 2 ready on the right – Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

TBM 2 - Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

TBM 2 – Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

Some bonus images:

Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

Tunnel bored by TBM 1 – Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

Backside of TBM 1 – Photo Copyright: Sugato Sinharay

As a reminder, under Phase 1B of the Jaipur Metro project, the existing line is currently being extended by a distance of 2.35 kms from Chandpol station to Badi Chaupar via the Choti Chaupar station by a JV company comprising of Continental Engineering Corporation and their Indian division – CICI. I expect this section to be operational by the end of 2017.

For more updates on Jaipur’s metro, check out the Jaipur section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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