Delhi Metro TBM Makes 2nd Breakthrough at Sarojini Nagar

Yesterday evening, a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) operated by the FEMC-Pratibha JV for contract CC-18 of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 project made a second breakthrough at the Sarojini Nagar station! The TBM started boring from the Bhikaji Cama Place station and traveled 1105m while building 790 rings for the 58.596 km Pink line’s up-line tunnel.

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TBM breakthrough at Sarojini Nagar – Photo Copyright: Rishi Kumar Singh

Photo Copyright: Vijay Saini

The white stuff is foam and used to condition the soil – Photo Copyright: Vijay Saini

Photo Copyright: Vijay Saini

Ecstatic engineers – Photo Copyright: Vijay Saini

The 1st breakthrough at Sarojini Nagar took place for the down-line’s tunnel just 4 months ago. For details and images see: Delhi Metro TBM Makes a Breakthrough at Pink Line’s Sarojini Nagar Station

With this breakthrough completed, all twin tunnels on the Pink line between Bhikaji Cama Place – Sarojini Nagar – INA – South Extension – Lajpat Nagar – Vinobhapuri are now complete!


Delhi Metro Pink line’s stations in south Delhi – See full Delhi Metro Map & Information

Now only 8 more TBM breakthroughs are left on the Pink line:

Contract Contractor Origin Destination Tunnel
CC-04 CEC – CICI Majlis Park shaft Azadpur mid-shaft Up-line & Down-line
CC-20 J Kumar – CRTG Naraina Vihar Mayapuri shaft Up-line & Down-line
CC-18 Pratibha – FEMC RK Puram shaft Bhikaji Cama Place Up-line & Down-line
CC-24 J Kumar – CRTG Ashram Vinobhapuri Up-line & Down-line

For a more detailed report with progress made on other lines’ tunnels, please see my January 2016 Tunneling Update.

For more updates on the Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 project, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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