Kanpur Metro Update: TBM Azad Starts Tunneling

TBM Azad to tunnel 1250m /long tunnel from Kanpur Central Station to Nayaganj Station in its first assignment.

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KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Afcons commissioned its first Tunnel Boring Machine – TBM Azad (S-640B), for constructing Kanpur Metro’s underground package KNPCC-06. 

This is Kanpur metro’s Third TBM to be deployed so far for constructing 23.785 Km line 1 between IIT Kanpur & Naubasta. Afcons had started lowering the tunnel into the Kanpur Central shaft in August 2023. 

Package KPNCC-06 connects Nayaganj Station & Transport Nagar ramp with three stations in between namely Kanpur Central, Jhakarkatti, and Transport Nagar, at an estimated cost of Rs 1087.67 Crores. The contract was awarded to Afcons-SAM JV in March 2022 with a deadline of 36 months. 

This is the very same machine that had constructed the Kolkata Metro’s 16.34 Km line-2 passing under the Hoogly River. 

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