Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), achieved its 41st Breakthrough on 28th June, 2022 at Mumbai Central Metro Station on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor, Robbins made TBM Tansa-2 completed its downline drive of 832.5 metres from Mahalaxmi Metro Station to Mumbai Central Metro Station in 262 days using 555 concrete rings.
- 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 this breakthrough we are extremely delighted to announce 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 Mr. S.V.R. Srinivas, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA and Managing Director, MMRC.
About the project:
- Mumbai Metro Line-3 (MML-3) is one of such key projects to improve the transportation scenario in the financial capital of India i.e. Mumbai. MML-3 projects a 33.5 Km.
- A long corridor running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, envisages to decongest the traffic situation in Greater Mumbai.
- Upon completion, this fully underground corridor with 27 stations would connect Six business districts, 30 educational institutes, 30 recreational facilities and domestic as well as international airport terminals.
- It will have five interchange points for suburban railway and one each for Monorail and ‘Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar’ Metro-1.
- Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) is the nodal agency responsible for the implementation of Mumbai Metro Line-3 (MML-3) project.
- It has been constituted as a JV of the Govt. of India (GOI) and the Government of Maharashtra (GOM) on a 50:50 sharing basis.
Source: MMRC -Press Release