BMRCL begins tunnel work for underground metro line under phase II

In order to resume work on Phase II of BMRCL, underground metro line, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has deployed four tunnel boring machines. Two of which will tunnel from Cantonment station to Shivajinagar and the other two from Shivajinagar to Vellara Junction. The metro corporation started lowering their machines from Thursday.

The BMRCL has deployed as many as 950 workers for the underground metro line from Vellara

BMRCLJunction to Tannery Road. According to Ajay Seth, Managing Director, BMRCL, the work of the underground metro line will need three years and commissioning of the line may require one more year. The machines are being assembled and testing is being done by the contractor engineers, he added. Under phase II, a total of 13.2 km of the underground tunnel network will be built.

As per an official, though the contractors of BMRCL have managed to retain 6,000 workers, around over 2,500 have left the state for their home towns due to the lockdowns.

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