MMRDA gears up for monsoon, Metro construction will not cause water logging

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Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has already geared up to face the impending monsoon, what with the Metropolitan Commissioner Mr. R.A.Rajeev ordering a team of 75 engineers to take care of the monsoon related issues as far as the five Metro Corridors that are being implemented in the city.

Along with the team of 75 engineers, 150 labourers and 30 high capacity dewatering pumps will be deployed on Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A, DN Nagar to Mankhurd Metro-2B, Wadala-Kasarvadavali Metro-4, Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli Metro-6 and Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridors to deal with monsoon specific nullah and debris cleaning in the fifteen packages of the mentioned five Metro corridors.

MMRDA will ensure the presence of one utility vehicle – at all identified spots – equipped with labourers and required machinery to prevent spillage of debris and muck coming out during drilling or piling on the roads. The teams will also be provided with materials such as paver blocks and cold mix required to fix potholes and other damages”, said Mr. Rajeev.

“The teams will further ensure proper illumination wherever street light poles are removed for Metro work; the barricading will also be removed wherever the work of drilling and piling is completed. Besides maintaining regular liaison with the respective Municipal Ward Office, MMRDA teams will inspect and monitor various Metro sites daily. Our aim is to make sure Mumbaikars’ enjoy their daily routine without any hindrance”, Mr. Rajeev said further.

The Metropolitan Commissioner has further directed his engineering team to adhere to similar strict standards while maintaining 23.5-km long Eastern and 25.3-km long Western Express Highway. A team of ten engineers, 300 labourers equipped with 12 dewatering pumps has been deployed to clear the nullahs and potholes on both the Highways.

The teams, maintaining Eastern and Western Express Highways will ensure placement of covers of manholes, will be equipped with all machinery such as JCBs, dumpers and equipment to repair electric pumps should they fail any time. While Emergency Disaster Response Teams for all the Metro corridors – that are under implementation – have already been established, a Disaster Control Room will also be established in the MMRDA office in the first week of June.

Source: MMRDA

MMRC achieves two more breakthroughs for Mumbai Metro-3 project

Date : April 24, 2019

Mumbai: The MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation) on Thursday achieved two breakthroughs at two different places for Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor. The first breakthrough took place at Vidhan Bhavan metro station and the second at Vidyanagari south shaft.

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  • MMRC on Thursday tweeted,“MMRC’s PKG 1 delivers its first breakthrough at #VidhanBhavan metro station. 95 m long TBM Surya 1 began its Upline journey at #CuffeParade & tunnelled across 1.2 Kms to reach its destination.”
  • “A Robbins make 600 MT weighing TBM Surya 1 started its initial drive on 10th Aug 18 and used 823 rings to complete it’s journey installing at an Avg of 7 Rings per day in its main drive”, MMRC said in another tweet.
  • Immediately in the 2nd tweet, it stated, “TBM Godavari- 4  delivers 12th breakthrough for MMRC & a 3rd one for PKG 5 at Vidyanagari south shaft. With this Metro 3 today accomplished 2 breakthroughs in a day with first one being at #VidhanBhavan stn this morning.”

  • “A Terratac make 82 m long TBM Godavari-4  began tunneling from BKC north shaft on 24th Oct 18 & tunneled across 889 m for 176 days at an avg of 5 m/day to reach Vidyanagari.”
  • “MMRC completes 5 Kms of cumulative tunneling in PKG 5. TBMs Godavari – 1, 2,3 & 4 achieved this feat tunneling between #BKC #Vidyanagari #Santacruz & #CSMIA Domestic metro station,” MMRC said in another tweet.

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