Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

One Of The Longest Micro-tunnelling Works At Mumbai’s
Sandhurst Road Station Executed By Indian Railways

Central Railway zone has successfully executed one of the longest micro tunnelling works in Mumbai, under the railway tracks for a length of 415 meter at Sandhurst Road railway station. It will prevent water logging on the railway tracks during the rainy season and the trains will run smoothly. The work involved the construction of as many as seven pits for facilitating the micro tunnelling work as per information from the Central Railways.

According to Central Railways, the micro tunnelling work under the railway tracks was successfully completed in four months’ time despite various challenges such as the passing of micro tunnelling alignment below sheds, eight RCC pit lines, 1.5 meter diameter RCC pipe of MCGM storm water drain, rail pieces in front of micro tunnelling machine in yard area, frequent changing of strata such as loose marshy soil, weathered rock to hard rock, etc.

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