Infrastructure major, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) today successfully achieved a major breakthrough by day lighting the tunnel on Dwarka-Najafgarh metro corridor. The 665-meter tunnel is part of the phase III of Delhi Metro.
The tunnel day-lighting event was witnessed by Dr. Mangu singh (MD), Shri Jitendra Tyagi (DW) and Shri Rajan Kataria (CPM).
The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) was launched at shaft near Sai Baba Temple and emerged out at the shaft near Hanuman Temple of Najafgarh. The same TBM will once again be deployed at the Human Temple end to dig another tunnel parallel to the tunnel completed today.
This is the third contract for underground metro being executed by HCC since October 2012 under the phase III of Delhi Metro. HCC has already completed three contracts under phase I and phase II of the Delhi Metro.
The contract also includes construction of one of the biggest underground station namely Najafgarh which is 290 meters long and 30 meters in width.
Arun Karambelkar, President and Whole Time Director, HCC Ltd, said “Overcoming all odds, the HCC project team sustained round-the-clock work to achieve this milestone. HCC has been undertaking challenging assignments in underground metro development and repeat order from DMRC reflects our ability to execute complex projects.”
HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, icluding 26% of India’s Hydel Power generation and over 65% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 3,600 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 300 km of complex Tunneling and over 350 Bridges.
HCC is also developing Lavasa City, a planned hill city and one of India’s largest urban development and management initiatives.