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DMRC completes tunnelling on Dwarka-Najafgarh Metro corridor

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2016 11:59 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) completed the tunnelling on the under construction Dwarka–Najafgarh corridor (Line-9) as part of the Delhi Metro’s Phase-III project in South-West Delhi.

The 400 metric tonne Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) emerged at Najafgarh retrieval shaft near Tura Mandi site after making a 0.67 KM (555 rings) long tunnel from the site near Sai Baba Mandir of Najafgarh, sources said.

At this point the elevated alignment coming from Dwarka goes underground through a ramp. The tunnelling on this stretch began on November 9 last year. The depth of the tunnel varies from 6.1 metre to 10.5 metre below the ground surface, they said.

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