Mumbai Metro Line 3 witnesses 23rd tunnel breakthrough

Mumbai Metro Line 3 witnesses 23rd tunnel breakthrough

Tata Projects has announced that its JV (CEC-ITD CEM-TPL) has achieved tunnel breakthrough at Dharavi, on Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Underground) alignment. The company’s tunnel boring machine (TBM) – Krishna-1 completed tunnelling through 589.4 m from Nayanagar to Dharavi and installed 421 rings thereby achieving Mumbai Metro Line 3’s 23rd tunnel breakthrough.

With this tunnel breakthrough, the Tata Projects JV has completed approximately 8.2 km tunnelling – both upline and downline combined – from the total of 10.9 km in Package 4 of Mumbai Metro Line 3.

Speaking about the entire Mumbai Metro Line 3 journey, Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, said, “First tunnel breakthrough of Mumbai Metro 3 happened on September 24, 2018, and the 23rd tunnel breakthrough happened on November 21, 2019. In between, on January 31, 2019, a twin tunnel breakthrough was also achieved. This wonderful journey of 17 TBMs has produced 38 km of metro tunnels so far.”

Rahul Shah, COO (Urban Infra), Tata Projects, said, “We are happy to have achieved this important milestone in the journey towards providing Mumbai – a world-class transportation facility such as the upcoming metro-rail line. This is a remarkable achievement since it has been attained through the usage of top-notch technologies and modern construction practices with utmost focus on safety and quality.”  

Tata Projects is one of the fastest growing and most admired infrastructure companies in India. It has expertise in executing large and complex urban and industrial infrastructure projects. The company operates through its four Strategic Business Groups (SBGs) namely Industrial Systems SBG, Core Infra SBG, Urban Infra SBG, and Services SBG. It provides turnkey end-to-end solutions to set up power generation plants, power transmission and distribution systems, fully integrated rail and metro systems, commercial buildings and airports, chemical process plants, water and wastewater management solutions, complete mining and metal purification systems.

The company is driven to deliver projects on-time, using world-class project management techniques and has uncompromising standards for safety and sustainability.

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