Lucknow: The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) today started the tunneling drive of its TBM ‘Gomti’ from Charbagh launching shaft (near Deen Dayal Park) towards Hussainganj. The TBM ‘Gomti’ started its drive work after the ceremonial ‘Puja’ performed by Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, at the site.
TBM ‘Gomti’ shall cover a tunnel length of 462 m for Up line from Charbagh (near Deen Dayal park) to Hussainganj underground Metro Station.
This will soon be followed by the launching of TBM ‘Ganga’ on down Line from the same launching shaft in front of Deen Dayal Park, Charbagh for undertaking its final drive of 446 metre between the Charbagh and Hussainganj.
The tunneling between Charbagh & Hussainganj is the third and final leg of tunnel drives planned for the underground Metro construction between Charbagh and Hazratganj. Tunnel drives between Sachivalaya – Hazratganj and Sachivalaya – Hussainganj constituting 75% of the total tunneling length of 3717 metre have been completed successfully by the LMRC engineers.