Moments ago, Tunnel Boring Machine S-1074 (Krishna-2) operated by the Continental Engineering Corp – ITD Cementation – Tata Projects JV made a breakthrough at Dadar Station’s southern-end on Mumbai Metro’s 33.5 km Aqua Line (Line-3).
This was S-1074’s third (and final) breakthrough, 6.08 km Package UGC-04’s 7th of 8 planned breakthoughs for the Worli – Dharavi section, and overall Line-3’s 32nd of 41 planned breakthroughs.
This Herrenknecht TBM passed factory acceptance testing (FAT) in August 2017, and was commissioned in December 2017 to first build the 2472m down-line tunnel from Nayanagar Shaft to Dadar Station. After recording a double breakthrough along with its sister machine S-1073 in January 2019, it was recommissioned again from Nayanagar Shaft to build the 589m down-line tunnel towards Dharavi Station.
For its last assignment that ended today – the machine was dismantled and recommissioned from the other end of UGC-04 in December 2019 to build the up-line’s 1106 meter tunnel from Siddhivinayak Station to Dadar Station.
CEC-ITD Cem-TPL JV’s Package UGC-04 now has just 1 more breakthrough pending, also at Dadar Station for the parallel 1126 meter down-line tunnel. That breakthrough is expected to take place in December with another 520 meters or so more to go.
Here’s a table displaying UGC-04’s tunneling plan (best viewed on a desktop device) and the status of each tunnel –
Jan 31 2019
Nov 21 2019
Jan 1 2019
Oct 11 2019
Mar 15, 2019
March 16, 2020
With 32 breakthroughs completed, there are now just 9 more breakthroughs pending on Mumbai Metro’s Line-3:
|UGC-01||Churchgate – Hutatma Chowk (up-line)||650m, In Progress|
|UGC-01||Hutatma Chowk – CST (up-line)||551m, Not Started|
|UGC-01||Churchgate – CST (down-line)||1233m, In Progress|
|UGC-03||Science Museum – Mahalaxmi (up-line)||1118m, Not Started|
|UGC-03||Mahalaxmi – Mumbai Central (up-line)||837m, Not Started|
|UGC-03||Science Museum – Mahalaxmi (down-line)||1136m, In Progress|
|UGC-03||Mahalaxmi – Mumbai Central (down-line)||830m, Not Started|
|UGC-04||Siddhivinayak – Dadar (down-line)||1126m, In Progress|
|UGC-06||Sahar Road – CSIA T1 (up-line)||1516m, In Progress|
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