Saturday, December 15, 2018

MahaMetro to begin underground metro work soon


PUNE: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) has said that work of the underground section will begin soon after completion of ongoing work of preparation of shaft to insert tunnel boring machines.

The MahaMetro has planned underground metro work in two parts. The tendering process to appoint a private agency for tunnelling work in Agriculture college ground-Phadke Houd chowk section has been completed recently. A kick-off meeting with the agency was conducted on Friday by MahaMetro officials to discuss the execution plan.

The MahaMetro said that a detailed plan of the underground work of Agriculture college ground-Phadke Houd chowk section was tabled by the agency in the meeting. A discussion was held on various aspects of the work.

According to MahaMetro, an order will be placed soon for the tunnel boring machines by the agency. About 3,392 rings will be installed in the section. These rings will help maintain a similar size of the tunnel in the entire stretch. The agency which is executing the work will soon set up a casting yard and batching plant.

The underground section is part of metro's PCMC-Swargate corridor which is 11.57 km long of which underground section will be in 5.09 km stretch.


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