tunnel boring machine


AGRA (Metro Rail News): Tunnel Boring Machine Manufacturer (TBM) Robbins has completed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) on 215-323, the first of two rebuilt tunnel boring machines (tunnel boring machines) for the underground lot AGCC-02 of the 29.40 km Agra Metro Phase 1 project, at the end of October.

Previously, the CEC-CICI joint venture used its 6.52m earth pressure tunnel boring machine to construct the 2.35km UG-1B package for the Jaipur Metro Phase 1 project between Chandpole and Badi Chaupar stations. The final breakthrough of the project was made in July 2017.

The equipment was then transported to Robbins Yard in Sector 74 of Gurgaon, which underwent a major refurbishment.

Afcons Infrastructure – Sam India Jv used one machine and another refurbished TBM in Agra to build a 14.25km 7.93km RBS College Ramp line – the Taj Mahal Ramp section.

The contract for this part, worth Rs. 1819.79 crores, has been awarded to Afcons-SAM Consortium by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) in March 2022, with a lead time of 48 months.

Twin tunnels connect the seven stations, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, SN Medical College, Agra College, Raja ki Mandi and RBS College as part of their portion of the chainage 3630.000 to 11564.485 .

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