Pune Metro succesfully achieves breakthrough of constructing 1.6-km underground tunnel

by amolwarankar

Pune: The underground section in metro project is about 6 km, with stations to be set up at Shivajinagar bus stand, Civil Court, Phadke houd, Mandai and Swargate. 3 % of the overall civil work has been completed till date.

The ongoing Pune Metro rail work achieved a major milestone on Monday when the underground tunnel construction achieved the completion of1.6-km stretch tunnel from Agriculture College to Civil Court in Shivajinagar.

“The tunnel breakthrough was achieved in the underground section at the north end of Civil Court interchange station. This signifies completion of tunneling of the Range Hill-Shivaji Nagar-Civil Court stretch,” as per the statement issued by Pune Metro rail.

A breakthrough is when a tunnel boring machine (TBM) completes its scheduled underground stretch, and it comes out to the bottom of the shaft. The 1.6-km stretch of underground section, up to this breakthrough, was completed in around 11 months. It was started on October 30 last year.

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation is executing the Pune Metro Rail Project has two corridors. The one from from Vanaz to Ramwadi, is an elevated line and the other one is from PCMC to Swargate, is an elevated line from PCMC to Agriculture College and an underground line from there, up to Swargate.

Maha-Metro is doing the tunneling work of Pune Metro with astute planning and utmost precision, said Brijesh Dixit, MD of Maha-Metro.

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