TBMs work wonder at KMRC work sites

    East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata
    The project executing agency of the East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata has recently pressed into service the tunnel boring machines (TBM) and they are working wonder at the heritage work site. where they are constructing the underground tunnel below Brabourne Road after crossing the river. In this connection, Calcutta HC rescued the project by forcing the Centre to grant permission for the tunnel to pass through the protected zones of three monuments -Magen David and Beth-El synagogues and Currency Building. So far, there has been no impact on the structural stability of Magen David Synagogue, the only synagogue in the world with a tall spire. "The TBM is moving with great caution so as to eliminate possibility of even the least settlement of soil that may harm the structure. We are also monitoring live feed on the structural distress, if any," said an official of Afcons, the tunnel construction agency.
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