New Delhi: Tunnelling work on the over 1440m -long Shalimar Bagh-Azadpur underground stretch has been completed as part of the Majlis Park?Shiv Vihar corridor of Phase III network of the Delhi Metro, a senior DMRC official today said.
The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) which started the process on this line on January 9 completed the tunnelling of the 1448.40 m-long Azadpur to Shalimar Bagh stretch today with a breakthrough at Shalimar Bagh construction site, according to DMRC Executive Director(Corporate Communications) Anuj Dayal.
The tunnel is at 18 m depth at Azadpur and 16m at Shalimar Bagh.
"Six cross-passages have been made on this stretch at a depth of 30 m and tunnelling for the other tunnel of 1443.50 m is also expected to be completed within a fortnight," Dayal said.
While carrying out construction for this stretch, DMRC built 20 m underneath the existing Northern Railways' Ambala track near Azadpur.
"Approximately 80 trains run per day through this main railway line and the metro construction was done without hampering the railway traffic for even a single day," he said.
This section is a part of 59 km-long Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar corridor of Phase III network that consists of about 14 km of underground lines.