Afcons Casts Delhi Metro Silver Line’s 1st Tunnel Segment for DC-07

Afcons Infrastructure on Monday began pouring concrete to cast the first batch of tunnel ring segments for Delhi Metro’s 23.622 km Silver Line which will connect Aerocity – Tughalakabad via 16 stations.

The firm is responsible for constructing 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project’s 6.981 km Package DC07 which will connect Sangam Vihar Station’s east-end and Sarita Vihar Depot. Its Rs. 1669.20 crore contract was awarded by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in January 2022 with a 42 month deadline.

Afcons has partnered up with Cooper Turner Beck group to supply segment casting accessories to their casting yard. From back of the hand calculations, I estimate they will churn out at least 6300 segments to build this section’s twin tunnels.

Photo via Abhishek Tripathi

Afcons’ scope also includes constructing 3 underground stations at Maa Anandmayee Marg, Tughlakabad Railway Colony, and Tughlakabad where it will form an interchange with the Violet Line’s station built in Phase 2.

Alignment of Delhi Metro Silver Line’s Package DC-07 – view Phase 4 route map & info
Photo via Abhishek Tripathi
Photo via Abhishek Tripathi

Afcons will be constructing a total of 8 tunnels for which DMRC requires a minimum of 5 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to be deployed. I hear they’ll use only 4 – a mix of refurbished Robbins and Herrenknecht machines. If someone has more details, then leave a comment below or shoot me a message via the Contact page.

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