Calcutta HC asks metro corp for feasibility report on moving tunnel boring machine at Bowbazar

  • | Friday | 8th November, 2019

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation said the boring machine has been at the site since the August 30 accident and is required to be moved by five metres to ensure it remains functional. The metro corporation sought the court's permission since the HC has ordered KMRC to not commence work in the tunnel without its approval. The court was hearing a PIL seeking termination of underground drilling for metro tunnels in congested areas. Two machines were deployed to dug two parallel tunnels for the underground East West Metro line, when the accident in Bowbazar happened involving one of these. The KMRC has told the court that work for 9.8 km of the 10.9-km-long underground tunnel has been completed for metro corridor.

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