Third TBM of Chennai Metro Phase 2 Lowered at Panagal Park Crossover Launching Shaft 

It has been tasked with making a 1100 meter tunnel between Panagal Park and Kodambakkam Ramp.

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Third TBM of Chennai Metro Phase 2 Lowered at Panagal Park Crossover Launching Shaft
Third TBM of Chennai Metro Phase 2 Lowered at Panagal Park Crossover Launching Shaft
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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. 

Assignment 

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: 

  1. TBM Pelican 
  2. TBM Eagle 
  3. TBM Flamingo 
TBM Pelican

Previous Assignments 

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. 

Contract 

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. 

P.C: Arjun Dhotre

Status

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: 

  1. Corridor 3: Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 Km)
  2. Corridor 4: Lighthouse to Poonamalle Bypass (26.1 Km)
  3. Corridor 5: Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 Km)

The project is scheduled for completion by the conclusion of 2026.

P.S: Arjun Dhotre

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