After tunneling works came to a close on the Pink Line earlier this month, now it’s the Magenta Line’s turn! 😀
On this past Monday evening, the CREG#7 Tunnel Boring Machine deployed by the L&T-SUCG JV for package CC-27 made a successful breakthrough at the Munirka station’s western-end to mark an end to the 38.235 km Magenta Line’s tunneling works for the Delhi Metro’s 160 km Phase 3 project.
This TBM was commissioned from the Vasant Vihar station in October 2015 to build the line’s down-line tunnel, and traveled 1265m while building 904 rings to reach the Munirka station where it was greeted by the contractor and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s top officials.
Note: All media outlets covering this news are incorrectly reporting that Phase 3’s tunneling works are over. The Dwarka-Najafgarh line has 1 breakthrough by TBM S197 (view info & pic) still pending at the Hanuman Mandir Shaft.
Images of the 38th and last TBM breakthrough on the entire line:
For more updates, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!