Afcons’ Delhi Metro Phase 4 TBMs S710 & S1134 Pass Factory Tests

Tunnel boring machine manufacturer Herrenknecht this week completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) on TBMs S-710 and S-1134 for constructing the 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project.

Both refurbished Ø6.63m diameter Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) machines will be deployed by Afcons Infrastructure along with 2 other machines to build twin tunnels on Package DC-05 of the Magenta Line’s 28.92 km Janakpuri West – RK Ashram extension.

7.46 km underground Package DC-05 will connect a ramp north of Derawal Nagar with RK Ashram via 6 stations at Derawal Nagar, Ghanta Ghar, Pulbangash (interchange with Red Line), Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim & Ramakrishna Ashram Marg (interchange with Blue Line).

Alignment of Delhi Metro Magenta Line’s Package DC-05 – view Phase 4 route map with all stations’ exact locations marked

Afcons was awarded Package DC-05’s Rs. 2481.50 crore contract by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in January 2022 with a 42 month deadline.

TBM S-710 – Photo via Saurabh Raju

TBM S-710 had previously been deployed by Afcons in Chennai (2015-2017) to work on Phase 1’s Package UAA-01 between Egmore & May Day Park – Washermenpet.

It was then brought to Ahmedabad (2018-2020) to work on Phase 1’s Package-1 between East Ramp – Kankaria East – Kalupur where it recorded a historic final double breakthrough along with TBM S-1134 just 10 months after their launch.

TBM S-1134 – Photo via Saurabh Raju

Besides these 2 machines, Afcons will be deploying Robbins 367, which passed FAT in Gurgaon in December 2022, and a new Robbins machine 373.

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One Response to "Afcons’ Delhi Metro Phase 4 TBMs S710 & S1134 Pass Factory Tests"

  1. Naval says:

    In Terratec colour hmmmm


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