[Pics] 2 TBMs Getting Ready for Tunneling Egmore-Central Section of Chennai Metro

Remember H. Jürgen Mick, the Deputy Tunnel Manager at Afcons India Ltd who regularly posts images on his Flickr account? If not, then see: [Pics] TBM Assembly at Egmore station. He just added some new images of the two TBMs which will soon start tunneling between Egmore and Central station as part of the 5.5 km UAA-01 contract between Washermenpet and Egmore stations.

Route of Egmore-Central section - view full Chennai Metro map

Route of Egmore-Central section – view full Chennai Metro map

Photo Copyright: Jurgen Mick

Station work outside of Central station – Photo Copyright: Jurgen Mick

Cutterhead getting worked on - Photo Copyright: Jurgen Mick

Cutterhead getting worked on – Photo Copyright: Jurgen Mick

TBM shields waiting to get started - Photo Copyright: Jurgen Mick

TBM shields waiting to get assembled to other components – Photo Copyright: Jurgen Mick

The TBM in the background will tunnel the westbound tunnel while the one in the foreground will tunnel the eastbound one.

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

– TMRG

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