Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) achieved its 41st Breakthrough at Mumbai Central Metro Station on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor. This milestone was completed by the workers and project team of Doğuş-Soma JV on June 29, 2022.
Robbins made Tunnel Boring Machine Tansa 2 (TBM 1239) completed its downline drive of 832.5 meters from Mahalaxmi Metro Station to Mumbai Central Metro Station in 262 days using 555 concrete rings.
“With this breakthrough, we are extremely delighted to announce the completion of the entire downline tunnel of the Metro-3 corridor from Colaba to SEEPZ. One more breakthrough is awaiting completion of 100% tunnelling of line 3”, said S.V.R. Srinivas, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA and Managing Director, MMRC.
Package-3, which includes Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Acharya Atre Chowk and Worli Metro stations, is the longest stretch of the corridor and has now witnessed a total of five breakthroughs - (Science Museum to Worli) (Upline–2072m and Downline–2057m, (Science Museum to Mahalaxmi) (Upline–1117.5m and Downline– 1135.5m) (Mahalaxmi to Mumbai Central) (Downline- 832.5m).
The overall tunnelling completed on the Metro-3 corridor is 53.78-km which is approximately 98.60% of the total project.
With the change of leadership in Maharashtra, it is now expected that the car shed issue of Mumbai Metro Line-3 will be sorted out soon.
Sources said that Maharashtra Government has directed the state's Advocate General that the metro car shed will be built in Aarey itself. The side of the Government should be presented before the Court in this regard, ANI reported.
The 33.5 km fully underground metro corridor (Metro 3) will connect Cuffe Parade – BKC – SEEPZ – Aarey Colony with 27 stations at Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk, CSMT, Kalbadevi, Girgaon, Grant Road, Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Acharya Atre Chowk, Worli, Siddhivinayak, Dadar, Shitladevi, Dharavi, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Vidyanagri, Santa Cruz, CSIA Terminal 1, Sahar Road, CSIA Terminal 2 (International Airport), Marol Naka, MIDC, SEEPZ and Aarey Colony.