Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell on Monday commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 at Bada Chauraha Station for constructing the first 3.619 km underground section of the 32.4 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project.
Nicknamed Tatya after Tatya Tope, this refurbished 6.52m diameter & 120m long Terratec Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) machine had previously bored and built a portion of Lucknow Metro’s Line-1. Gulermak – SAM began lowering its parts into the station’s launch shaft in early July.
Gulermak – Sam India was awarded Package KNPCC-05’s contract by UPMRC in March 2021 with a combined value of Rs. 769.23 crore & USD 3.674 million. Besides tunneling, they will construct 4 station at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj, each 215m long.
Per the tunneling plan, this machine on the down-line along with new TBM S93, nicknamed Nana, on the upline will be deployed on Package KNPCC-05 for a total of 4 drives each:
- Bada Chauraha to Nayaganj: 989.5m
- Permat Ramp’s cut & cover tunnel to Chunniganj: 414m
- Chunniganj to Naveen Market: 748m
- Naveen Market to Bada Chauraha: 516m
Additional images can be viewed on UPMRC’s Twitter page.
Last week TBM Nana, which was commissioned in early July, completed its initial drive of 84 meters building a total of 60 rings along the way. A backup gantry will now be lowered and attached for its main-drive.
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