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Indian Railways successfully completes one of the longest micro-tunneling works in Mumbai

The Central Railway zone has completed tunneling work for a 415 meter track at the Sandhurst Road railway station in Mumbai.

Built with the ambition of reducing traffic and preventing water entrapments during monsoon in the central suburbs of Mumbai, a micro tunneling project at the Sandhurst Road railway station has finally witnessed the light of the day. Pegged to be one of the longest micro-tunelling works in the city, the groundwork for this 415-meter long route was completed in record 4 months' time, read reports.

Behind the scenes of Mumbai's longest micro tunneling work

The Indian Railways, in association with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, have rapidly established the groundwork for a micro tunnel under the railway tracks of the central zone rail network, despite several setbacks. Reportedly, the micro tunneling line passes below sheds, eight RCC pit lines, 1.5m thick RCC piper of MCGM stormwater drain, and rail pieces along its course.

Further, topographical and tectonic issues also caused a frequent change in strata. As such, the line now maneuvers through loose marshy soil, weathered or hard rocks and other such hurdles.

As per the information provided from the zonal railway informed that the General Manager of Centra Railways has acknowledged the success of this fast-moving package with a cash award of ₹25,000 to the Mumbai Divison.

Garbage cleaning across the Mumbai-local spread

Meanwhile, Indian Railways also engaged in a major track cleaning task during the lockdown. This was enabled to facilitate a convenient and efficient journey for all during the monsoon season. For this, specially modified EU rakes were deployed under the authority of the Ministry to remove around 2,10,000 Cu Meters of earth, much and garbage off the suburban train tracks. Prominent institutes such as the IIT Mumbai were also roped in to progress the execution in a smart manner.

Reportedly, the team has identified the flood-prone, low-lying areas along the local-mesh across the city. Special plans are now being custom-stitched for each such spot to prevent monsoon flooding and logging. The suburbs of Grant Road, Mahim, Bandra, Andheri, and Goregaon are set to benefit under the umbrella of this action plan.

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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