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In a recent press statement the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has informed that it has completed 100 percent excavation work on 13 out of 26 underground metro stations on the Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) corridor. These stations are – The 13 stations are Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk, CSMT, Science Museum, Siddhi Vinayak, MIDC, Marol Naka, Sahar Road, CSMIA Domestic, CSMIA International airport and SEEPZ.
“Now further activities like construction of the station boxes, which is already underway, will take shape. The excavation for the remaining 13 stations – are taking place on a war footing – will be completed in the next three to four months. Overall 87% of the excavation has been completed”, said S.K. Gupta, Project Director, MMRCL.
“28 lakh cum material (out of total 51 lakh cum) excavated fr these 13 stations for 100% achievement. At 9 stations, more than 70% excavation (13 lakh cum) is done. Only 5 stations are at less than 50% where work started late due to land acquisition & major utility issues. But we’ll catch up”, twitted Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRCL.
Progress so far…
The progress status of remaining 13 stations are – Kalbadevi (26%), Girgaon (14%) , Grant Road (56%), Mumbai Central (73%), Mahalaxmi (75%), Aacharya Atre Chowk (39%), Worli (82%), Dadar (88%), Shitladevi (71%), Dharavi (81%), BKC (83%), Vidyanagari (87%) and, Santacruz (93%).
Till December 2019, the MMRC has achieved 24th tunnel breakthrough out of 32 and 40-km tunneling out of 55 km. A total of 17 TBMs have been deployed for the execution of underground tunneling work under Mumbai Metro Line-3.
MMRCL sets the goal for the completion of overall tunneling work by September. The first trainset is likely to be delivered by the end of this year. The MMRCL will invite bids for Operation & Maintenance work in the next month. The track laying work for the mainline will be commenced soon. The MMRC set a goal to achieve nearly 70% of civil work in this year.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) may release the 3rd trench loan to MMRC by the end of this financial year i.e. March 2020.
Designs for all the major systems contracts will be completed and venders/OEMs for their various sub-systems will be finanlised. The MEP works which include the lighting of tunnel, station, fire fighting etc. will be executed along with civil works.
The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Surya-2 commenced its 3rd drive today at Churchgate Station shaft. The TBM will be tunneling 650 meters downline up to Hutatma Chowk under UGC-01.
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