East-West Metro Tunnel Connects Esplanade


Kolkata: Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation is ready to touch the milestone with the help of high technology. On Thursday the adjoining tunnel to Esplanade of East-West metro will take its place. 28 meter deep underground Diaphragm wall construction has been completed few months ago. A part of the wall will connect the esplanade metro station.

KMRCL source said, there will be a 100 meter gap between two tunnel for technical reason. Maintaining that,the east tunnel has already connected with Esplanade. A soft eye wall has been constructed which is less wider than the other part.

গঙ্গা পেরিয়ে আজ ইস্ট-ওয়েস্ট মেট্রোর সুড়ঙ্গ পৌঁছবে এসপ্ল্যানেডে

The soil laceration machine which is Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is not ideal to penetrate concrete walls. So a wall made in two layers. The tunnel from Esplanade to PhoolBagan will use another type of machine which is kept in NewTown.