First Breakthrough of TBM ‘Yamuna’ At Agra Fort Metro Station In Record Time
Agra, April 25 (TNA) In a milestone moment for Agra Metro Rail Project, Agra Metro TBM ‘Yamuna’ achieved its first breakthrough at Agra Fort Metro Station. The tunnel construction work for the underground section of Agra Metro Rail Project is progressing quickly, and this breakthrough marks yet another milestone for completion of Underground section.
While the civil work of all underground stations is already being carried out rapidly, the tunnel construction work is being carried out by TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine). The TBM machine ‘Yamuna’ was launched by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in February.
Speaking on the same, MD UPMRC Sushil Kumar said, “This is the fastest breakthrough ( distance travelled by TBM for making tunnel between two stations) achieved by any metro project in the country, in a record 77 days since TBM launch. We are striving to commence metro operations 6 months ahead of schedule, I.e March 2024 instead of actual deadline of August 2024.”