BANGALORE, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On Thursday, the Tunnel Boring Machine (S-1264), commonly known as Varada used by Afcons Infrastructure, arrived at Langford Town Station on the Bangalore Metro’s pink line of 21.39 KMs, connecting Nagawara – Kalena Agrahara to 18 stations.
Varada, the first success of the TBM S-1264 and the first success of the Afcons in the 3.655 km Package RT-01 (Rashtriya Military School Station – Dairy Circle Ramp) of the Bangalore Metro Phase-2 Project 73.92 km. It is the third success of the Phase-2 project, which may be 26 currently planned.
The Herrenknecht Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) machine operated in March 2021 from Rashtriya Military School (near Vellara Junction) and travelled 596 meters south.
According to the tunnel plan, Varada will build both tunnels between the Rashtriya Military School Station (RMS) and the Langford City Station – 596 meters the Afcons hope to reach in 235 days. After this success, the machine will be restored, reverted to RMS, and dug into the corresponding tunnel.