Delhi Metro Starts Dragging TBM Across Naraina Vihar Station

Remember the first TBM that made a breakthrough at the Delhi Metro’s upcoming Pink line’s Naraina Vihar station from the Delhi Cantt. side on October 5? After the 2nd TBM made a breakthrough here a couple days back , the J Kumar-CRTG & Terratec (TBM manufacturer) teams yesterday focused their attention back on the first TBM, and have started dragging it across the station shaft (~200 meters) using hydraulic jacks on guide rails so that it can tunnel northwards towards the Mayapuri shaft to make a roughly 310 meter long tunnel.

Satellite imagery of the Naraina Vihar station

some images:

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Closer look at the load-bearing mechanism and guide rails – Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

Photo Copyright: Urin Wanbanterng

The dragging maneuver will take up to 20 days after which it will then begin a 2 month long journey to the Mayapuri shaft shown below. The other TBM (seen in the background of the 2nd image) will then also be dragged across the station in a similar fashion.

Yellow star - Naraina Vihar station ; Purple star - Mayapuri Shaft

Yellow star – Naraina Vihar station ; Purple star – Mayapuri Shaft

For more updates on Delhi Metro’s Phase III, please visit the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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