Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched the ‘Tunnel Boring Machine’ (TBM) for the Mumbai coastal road project. It is being described as India’s largest ‘tunnel boring machine’. TBM will dig a tunnel about four kilometers long. The tunnel is part of the ambitious coastal road project, which will connect the west coast of Mumbai to the Kandivali south to north line of the marine line. A senior civic body official said that the tunnel is expected to be ready by June 2022.
The Chief Minister’s Office tweeted, “Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray launched ‘Mavla’, the largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) in India. This huge TBM will be the tunnel excavation for the Mumbai coastal road project. This road will start from Priyadarshini Park to the Princess Street Flyover. “The soldiers of the seventeenth-century Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj were known as ‘Mavla’.
Inaugurating TBM, Thackeray said that when the first Shiv Sena-BJP government was formed in 1995 in Maharashtra, it built 55 flyovers in Mumbai to solve the traffic problems of the citizens. He said, “Now those bridges are also proving to be inadequate. But the coastal road will prove to be useful as people from suburban areas will be able to travel to South Mumbai without facing the traffic of the metropolis. “The Chief Minister’s Office said that the TBM has a diameter of 12.19 meters which is” the highest in the country. “
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