Navayuga Engineering Company (NEC) last Wednesday recorded the second tunnel breakthrough for Mumbai Pune Expressway’s 13.3 km ‘Missing Link’ project.
This milestone is the first of two breakthroughs planned for Tunnel-2 LHS. It marks the completion of 4177m of tunneling which is being done through the controlled blasting.
This project by MSRDC will link Khopoli and Kusgaon on the existing expressway via a new 8 lane alignment bypassing Khandala Ghat’s hairpin turns. It will reduce the distance between both cities by 6 km, reduce travel time by 25 minutes, and provide a straighter route.
The project comprises of two twin tunnels (1.75 km & 8.92 km), two cable stayed bridges (770m & 645m), and more – see details & video overview here.
A similar breakthrough was recorded on October 26 for Tunnel-2 RHS. With a width of 23.5m, these tunnels are the widest in India and among the widest in Asia.
Navayuga Engineering Company is being guided by Geodata S.pA and Louis Berger as the EPC / General Consultants – see a list of contractors here.
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