“Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor is one of the most crucial projects that will rid Mumbaikars of their commuting woes and we are committed to complete it as scheduled,” said Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra after witnessing the 25th breakthrough at Worli station.
TANSA-1, the Tunnels Boring Machine (TBM) was commissioned on September 27, 2018, from Northern End of Science Museum station for Upline and has completed its 2073-meter drive within a period of a mere 16 months to see the light with 1381 number of RCC cement rings overcoming many geological challenges. In all, 17 Tunnel Boring Machines are at work on the 33.5-km long corridor.
This is the first breakthrough of Package-3, the longest stretch of the corridor and includes Mumbai Central, Mahalakshmi, Science Museum, Acharya Atre Chowk and Worli stations.
“We are happy to achieve this important milestone. Our team of experts and engineers has completed this challenging work smoothly,” said Ranjit Singh Deol, Managing Director, MMRCL. “Package-3 encompasses major business centres which are presently not connected with the suburban rail network. Once operational, this line will be a major boost for the commuters who visit these areas on a regular basis,” concluded Deol.