Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL) on Wednesday celebrated the first ever breakthrough for the 116.1 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project at Venugopal Nagar Shaft by tunnel boring machine (TBM) S98.
The machine was commissioned from 45.8 km Line-3’s Madhavaram Milk Colony Station’s north shaft in February 2023 and traveled 415m to build the up-line tunnel towards Venugopal Nagar Shaft.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) had awarded Tata Projects with Package TU-01’s Rs. 1999 crore contract in May 2021 with a 42 month deadline.
TBM Anaimalai along with 6 other TBMs will build approximately 9 km twin tunnels (total 18 km) on Line-3’s Venugopal Nagar – Kellys underground section. The scope also includes construction of diaphragm walls, entry/exit structures of Madhavaram Milk Colony Station, Murari Hospital Station, Ayanavaram Station and Purasaiwakkam High Road Station.
Press CMRL’s press release, TBM Servarayan (TBM S99) working on the parallel down-line tunnel between Madhavaram Milk Colony and Venugopal Nagar Shaft has completed 50m and is expected to breakthrough in August 2023.
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