Tata Projects Ltd has announced that it has completed the Lucknow Secretariat to Hazratgunj underground tunnel boring work for the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation.
This was achieved in a seamless, disruption-free manner and in a short period of five months. The 812 metre-tunnel work was executed as an EPC project. This is part of the 3.67-km Lucknow Metro Rail Track project estimated to cost Rs 1,190 crore.
The 75-metre-long Tunnel Boring Machine, Gomti, was deployed for the project. The computerised tunnel guidance system was deployed for the highest level of accuracy.
Tata Projects plans to install Gomti to take up another tunnel work between Sachivalaya and Hussainganj Metro Station as the next part of the construction plan.
Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation said, “The tunnelling in this stretch posed an enormous technical challenge as the route passes beneath highly congested areas and basements of commercial establishments, to lay the tracks at a depth of 12 to 15 metres below ground level. With this ‘breakthrough’, LMRC has achieved one of the biggest milestones in the form of completion of the first TBM drive in the construction of underground metro in Uttar Pradesh.
Hyderabad-headquatered Tata Projects is executing the design and construction of the overall underground track of 3.67 km from Charbagh Metro Station to KD Singh Babu Stadium Metro Station. Under the project estimated to cost Rs 1,190 crore, Tata Projects will also construct three underground metro stations at Hussain Ganj, Sachivalaya and Hazratganj.
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