L&T Lowers 1st MSV for Bangalore Metro’s Tunneling at Cantt Station

Last week, Larsen & Toubro lowered the first of six multi-service vehicles (MSVs) into Cantonment Station to assist with tunneling works on the 21.386 km Line-4 (Reach 6 / Pink Line) of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project.

The MSV was manufactured by Qinhuangdao Tianye Tolian Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., and completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) in February 2020. Each MSV has a capacity of hauling 25 tons and their primary goal will be to support underground logistics – to transport tunnel ring segments from the bottom of the TBM launch shafts to the rear of the TBMs for ring building.

The MSVs deployed at Cantonment Station on the 2.884 km package RT-03 (Shivajinagar Station – Tannery Road) will support TBMs Urja and Vindhya when they commence tunneling works in the coming months for building the first 860m twin tunnels towards Shivajinagar Station.

Route of RT-03 from Shivajinagar to Tannery Road – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & route map
Photo Copyright: Subrata Pramanik
FAT in February – Photo Copyright: Megan Miller (view large)

More images of the MSVs shot during FAT can be viewed here.

Here are some images from inside L&T’s casting shed, located in Peenya, I shared on Twitter back in June:

More amazing images of the rings stacked outside in the yard can be viewed here.

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


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One Response to "L&T Lowers 1st MSV for Bangalore Metro’s Tunneling at Cantt Station"

  1. Raghunandan Reddy C says:

    Can’t the Indian manufacturers make those trucks? Why do we have to import even these?


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