Delhi Metro TBM Makes a Breakthrough at Magenta Line’s Panchsheel Park Station

Yesterday evening at about 5 pm, a TBM deployed by the FEMC-Pratibha JV (CC-23) made a breakthrough at the Panchsheel Park station on the new 38.235 km Magenta line! This TBM bored a roughly 635m long tunnel for the line’s up-line after being launched from the Chirag Delhi station in July.

Alignment of Chirag Delhi - Panchsheel Park section

Alignment of the Chirag Delhi – Panchsheel Park section of the Magenta line – view Delhi Metro map

Images:

Photo Copyright: Ranjeet Singh Yadav

A soft breakthrough was made – Photo Copyright: Ranjeet Singh Yadav

Best view in the house - Photo Copyright: Niroula Suraj

Best view in the house – Photo Copyright: Niroula Suraj

Photo Copyright: Rajnish Yadav

After this breakthrough, I believe I can fly! – Photo Copyright: Rajnish Yadav

This is the third breakthrough recorded at Panchsheel Park. The first two were made from the Hauz Khas station side a couple months ago:

• August 27 – Delhi Metro TBM Makes a Breakthrough at Panchsheel Park Station on Magenta Line

• October 21 – Delhi Metro TBM Makes a 2nd Breakthrough at Panchsheel Park Station on Magenta Line

The fourth TBM breakthrough at this station for the down-line tunnel is expected to be made in about 2 months from now. With this breakthrough out of the way, only the following 8 tunnel sections are remaining to be completed on the entire 38.235 km Magenta line:

  1. Shankar Vihar – Vasant Vihar (down-line)
  2. Vasant Vihar – Munirka (up-line)
  3. Vasant Vihar – Munirka (down-line)
  4. Panchsheel Park – Chirag Delhi (down-line)
  5. Chirag Delhi – Greater Kailash (up-line)
  6. Chirag Delhi – Greater Kailash (down-line)
  7. Greater Kailash – Nehru Enclave (up-line)
  8. Greater Kailash – Nehru Enclave (down-line)

See a complete list of Phase III tunnels and their status in my December 2015 update.

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

– TMRG

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