TBM S52 Makes a Breakthrough at Lucknow Metro’s Hussainganj Stn

On this past Friday, tunnel boring machine (TBM) S52 “Gomti” operated by the Tata – Gülermak JV made a successful breakthrough at Lucknow Metro’s Hussainganj Station on the 22.88 km Line-1’s 3.44 km underground section between Charbagh and KD Singh Babu Stadium.

After completing the Sachivalaya – Hazratganj section’s down-line tunnel in August, the Ø6.52m Terratec manufactured TBM was retrieved, transported and re-commissioned from Sachivalaya Station on September 21, and took only 2 months to build the 613m down-line tunnel – its 2nd of 3 tunnels, aided by local geology which consists of stiff to hard clayey silt and medium to dense silty sand.

Underground section’s map – view Lucknow Metro map & information

Photo Copyright: LMRCL

Photo Copyright: LMRCL

Photo Copyright: LMRCL

Photo Copyright: Ashish Dwivedi

With this development, 3 out of 6 tunnels are now structurally ready, and track-work has commenced within two of them between Sachivalaya and Hazratganj. TBM S53 “Ganga” working on the parallel up-line tunnel had built 87/436 rings as of November 11. I’ll update the ring count when its current status is known.

As per the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation’s press release, TBM S52 will now be dismantled and re-launched from the Charbagh Ramp towards Hussainganj for building the final 419m down-line tunnel. This deviates from the original tunneling plan in which the TBM would have continued southward after being dragged on rails across Hussainganj’s platform level by hydraulic jacks.

For more updates, check out the Lucknow section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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8 Responses to "TBM S52 Makes a Breakthrough at Lucknow Metro’s Hussainganj Stn"

  1. RUPRAJ SENGUPTA says:

    Lucknow metro rail works is in progress over an 22.88kms length for now including the underground section.is that the total length to be taken up for now!

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    • TMRG says:

      Yup. Of that 8.5 km is operational. Rest is under construction in two parts – (1) underground section by Tata-Gulermak (2) elevated section by Larsen & Toubro. Both should open up towards the end of 2019.

      DPR for Line-2 (Charbagh – Vasant Kunj) is being reworked right now.

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      • Vishal Kain says:

        What is the planned estimated completion date for Line 2

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        • TMRG says:

          That depends on when the DPR is ready, approved by the UP state government’s cabinet and tendering process to appoint contractors begins. Until then, I can’t provide an estimate on when it’ll be completed.

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      • Abhishek mishra says:

        For laying track at tunnel, first stage Concrete has to be completed…after doing first stage shear connector drilling is required…for second stage…then only rail can be laid…

        First stage concrete needed to be completed…

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  2. Monty says:

    What about Lucknow metro airport section?

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    • TMRG says:

      Sorry – forgot to mention that in my comment above.

      Transport Nagar – Amausi – CCSI Airport section should open up in 2020.

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      • Abhishek mishra says:

        Sir first Concrete to be started soon in tunnel before laying rail…OTE DUCT needed to be finalized before station track works.

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