CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): A record milestone has been accomplished with the lowering of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) S-1075B nicknamed Pelican at the Panagal Park Crossover launching Shaft.
The TBM has been tasked with the tunnelling of an 1100-meter underground up-line tunnel connecting Panagal Park Crossover to Kodambakkam as part of its first assignment. Corridor 4 of the Chennai metro has a total number of 3 tunnels:
- TBM Pelican
- TBM Eagle
- TBM Flamingo
The same TBM was deployed by TATA-CEC JV as TBM Krishna -3 for Package UGC-04 on Mumbai Metro’s Aqua Line. It later got refurbished and passed the Factory Assessment Tests (FAT) in August 2023.
The contract was awarded by CMRL to ITD Cem in January 2024 along with the Underground Package UG-01, both totalling Rs 3743.24 crore with a deadline to complete the project within 48 months.
With the award of the Rs 1817.54 Cr Contract with TATA Projects to construct five underground stations in Corridor-05 of Chennai metro Phase:02., CMRL achieves 100% completion of the award of civil and track contracts for the Phase 02 project comprising a 116.1 Km metro network in 3 corridors.
Chennai Metro Phase 02
Phase 2 of the Chennai Metro Project pitches for a 118.9 km Network consisting of 3 corridors, namely:
- Corridor 3: Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 Km)
- Corridor 4: Lighthouse to Poonamalle Bypass (26.1 Km)
- Corridor 5: Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 Km)
The project is scheduled for completion by the conclusion of 2026.
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