Patna Metro Update: Second Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) lowered at Moin-Ul-Haq Station

The Second Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) of Patna Metro Rail Project for Corridor-II was commissioned at Moin-Ul-Haq stadium station to construct the underground metro network.

More Details:

  • The very First Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) of Patna Metro Rail Project for CorridorII was commissioned on 7th of this month in a ceremonial inauguration by CM, Shri Nitish Kumar at Moin-Ul-Haq stadium in Patna.
  • In series of the same the second TBM was also successfully lowered in the shaft here on Sunday at Moin-Ul-Haq stadium station to construct the underground metro network. Both TBMs will complete its journey of 1494m towards university in a period of five months.
  • There will be a gap of 4 to 5 weeks between both TBMs. After which Both will be retrieved and re-launched for its further journey.
  • It is to be noted, that there are four no.s of TBMs in that shall be deployed for this corridor out of which the remaining two will be launched at Gandhi Maidan station in the month of September.

About Patna Metro Project:

  • The Patna Metro, an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) with two lines and 24 stops, is being built in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, by Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL).
  • The 36 km Patna Metro project’s Phase-1 Detailed Project Report (DPR) was created by RITES and was accepted by Bihar State Government on February 9, 2016. On September 25, 2018, the Bihar government approved the formation of the Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (PMRCL), which in turn named the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the General Consultant (GC) to help with its execution.
  • The project will reportedly receive a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency as part of its official development aid (ODA) (JICA). 

Line-1 (East-West Line):

  • The Patna Metro’s Line-1, also known as the East-West Line, runs from Danapur Cantonment to Khemni Chak. It spans a length of 16.86 km, with 9.36 km being elevated and 7.5 km underground. The line has a total of 14 stations, with 8 of them being elevated and 6 underground:
    • Danapur Cantonment
    • Saguna More
    • RPS More
    • Patliputra
    • Rukanpura
    • Raja Bazaar
    • Patna Zoo
    • Vikas Bhawan
    • Vidyut Bhawan
    • Patna Junction {Change in Line}
    • Mithapur
    • Ramkrishna Nagar
    • Jaganpura
    • Khemni Chak {this is where Line changes occur}

Line-2 (North-South Line):

  • The Patna Metro has a North-South Line known as Line-2, which spans from Patna Junction Railway Station to New ISBT. The line is 14.05 km in length and consists of both elevated and underground sections. The elevated portion is 6 km long and includes 5 stations, while the underground portion spans 8 km and has 7 stations:
    • Patna Junction {Change of Line}
    • Akashvani
    • Gandhi Maidan
    • PMCH
    • University
    • Moin Ul-Haq Stadium
    • Rajendra Nagar Terminal
    • Malahi Pakri
    • Khemni Chak {Change of Line}
    • Bhootnath 
    • Zero Mile
    • New ISBT

Source: Patna Metro- Press Release | Images Credit: Patna Metro

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