1st STEC TBM Arrives for Delhi – Meerut RRTS at Anand Vihar

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC) on Friday morning received their first of four tunnel boring machines at Anand Vihar Station to construct the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS project’s twin tunnels.

STEC was awarded a contentious contract for the project’s 5.6 km Package 4 in December 2020 to build four tunnels between New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad UP Ramp.

The team had completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) for this 7.5m diameter earth pressure balance machine, nicknamed Sudarshan 4.1, in September 2021 at their facility in Shanghai, China.

Route of New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp – Sahibabad UP Ramp of Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line – view project info & full map

The team began lowering D-wall cages for TBM launch shafts on either side of the upcoming Anand Vihar RRTS Station in June 2021. From here two TBMs (Sudarshan 4.1 & 4.2) will be launched towards Khichripur to connect with Afcons Infra’s Package 6 and another 2 machines (Sudarshan 4.3 & 4.4) northwards towards Sahibabad to connect with KEC-CCECC JV’s Package 1.

en route to Delhi
At Anand Vihar ISBT on Jan 7 morning
Cutterhead
Backup gantry already lowered into the launch shaft
Closer look at the launch shaft’s head-wall

Anand Vihar’s southern TBM launch shafts are visible at 00:58 seconds in this cool year-end video by NCRTC:

In case you missed it, Terratec in Q4 2021 completed FAT for 3 TBMs that Afcons Infrastructure will deploy to build Package 8’s tunnels between Brahampuri and Begumpul in Meerut – see details & snaps.

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– TMRG

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20 Responses to "1st STEC TBM Arrives for Delhi – Meerut RRTS at Anand Vihar"

  1. Prateek says:

    Total 7 tbms?

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    • Shashank says:

      Yes

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    • David Ghosh says:

      Bloody hell BJP Gov and PM Modi are naming TBM Sudarshan, what bloody hell hindutva. PM Modi and BJP Gov are avoided China, but Chinies Co are going to build long tunnel in India. Where is Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat? and make in India fake propaganda?

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      • Pradip Banerjee says:

        Before commenting on Modi Yogi and their naming of Sudarshan…….. get your parents to justify your name first You moron!!! David??? …… then……. Ghosh???

        Disgrace to Bangali…

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      • Pradip Banerjee says:

        Before commenting on Modi Yogi and their naming of Sudarshan…….. get your parents to justify your name first You moron!!! David??? …… then……. Ghosh???

        Disgrace to Bangali… mor shalla shob antinational kukoor joto shob west bengal e….

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      • SAMIR KUMAR SINGH says:

        Bloody hell david it’s Government of India
        Not BJP Government
        Your comments are more appropriate for Kerala or Bengal

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      • PREETGILL says:

        Bang On

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  2. Deepak Sachan says:

    TMRG, it’s time you complete the missing link at Trilokpuri in the map. 🙂

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  3. Vivek says:

    When will this tbm launch

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  4. Lingesh says:

    Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC) got this contract because this firm is in Singapore. So don’t spread anti Chinese sentiment, even if any Chinese company competing in public or private which make good sence then don’t against those things thankyou.

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    • Prashant says:

      You thought that way always? Flipkart was also based in Singapore. But you knew Flipkart is Indian.

      MODIJI loves Chinese business, don’t care to defend it. Statue of Unity me bhi badhiya mazak kiya tha!

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      • Jimmy Vij says:

        Hey man do one thing, arrange 30k crore from your own and then now dictate the terms of appointment of contractor.

        Seems like you don’t know nothing of CoC and Global Tendering. Trying learning about that first.

        Until then please spare us from your enlightened mindset.

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  5. PREETGILL says:

    Rather then the Actual News. The Comments Sections are more funny. Good time pass reading comments section.

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    • Jimmy Vij says:

      Somebody teach these Geniuses the basics of Tendering and Conditions of Lending from foreign financial institutions.

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      • Aditya says:

        No one teach that. They have their agendas and they will not look beyond that. Better not wrestle with the pig.

        Reply

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