Bangalore Metro Update: Tunnel Boring Machine-TUNGA successfully achieves breakthrough at Kadugondanahalli Station

Bangalore Metro’s Phase-2 project is going on in full swing as recently the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)-  TUNGA has successfully achieved a breakthrough at the Kadugondanahalli Station.

More Details:

  • The Phase-2 of Bangalore Metro Rail Project consists of Four Extensions to the existing lines and Two New Lines with a total length of 72.095 km with 61 stations (49 Elevated and 12 Underground).
  • Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) TUNGA after tunnelling 1064 m between Venkateshpura Station to Shadhi Mahal Shaft, started tunnelling again on 31st October, 2022 from Venkateshpura Station and made a breakthrough on 06th December, 2023 at Kadugondanahalli (K.G. Halli) Station near Arabic College after completing 1184.4 m of tunnelling.
  • With this breakthrough, out of the total 20992 m of tunnelling 18832.30 m is completed i.e. 89.70%. Out of 9 TBM’s deployed for tunnelling, 7 TBM’s have completed the tunnelling works.

About BMRCL:

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Karnataka, is a Special Purpose Vehicle entrusted with the responsibility of implementation and operation of Bangalore Metro Rail Project.

Bangalore Metro, christened as “Namma Metro”, not only adds to the beauty of Bangalore city skyline, but more importantly provides a safe, quick, reliable and comfortable public transport system. Besides this, Namma Metro is a major environment friendly addition to the Bangalore City as it significantly contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions.

Metro Services have been in operation on 73.81 KM:

  • East-West corridor of 43.49 km commencing at Whitefield (Kadugodi) in the east and terminating at Challaghatta Terminal in the west.
  • North-South corridor of 30.32 km commencing at Nagasandra in the North and terminating at Silk Institute in the South.
  • This is the First Metro rail project in India commissioned with 750V DC Third Rail Traction on Standard Gauge.

Source: BMRCL- Press Release| Image Credit: BMRCL

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