Patna Rail Metro Project achieved its first ever Tunnel Breakthrough

Patna Rail Metro Project achieved its first ever Tunnel Breakthrough

New Delhi: The Patna Metro Rail Project achieved its first-ever Tunnel Breakthrough on Wednesday when a TBM reached Patna University station after boring a 1.5 km long tunnel from the Moinul Haq Stadium station. DMRC's Advisor (Special Works) Sh. Daljeet Singh was present on the occasion. 


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The TBM was commissioned in the month of May 2023. Being densely populated with many old buildings, this section was one of the most challenging stretches of the Patna Metro Project.

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Key Context:

For this project, an agreement was signed between Patna Metro and Japan International Cooperation Agency for a loan of Rs 5,520.93 crore (US$690 million), which was 60% of the cost of the project. The corridors have 24 metro stations together, as well as Patna station and Khemnichak interchange station. 

In July 2021, PMRC organized a competition to design the logo of Patna Metro, inviting the public to take part, with prizes for the best submissions. On 29 March 2023, Japan committed Rs 5,509 crore (US$690 million) for the Patna Metro Rail Project.

On 7 April 2023, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar released the official logo of Patna Metro; launching the 2nd tunnel boring machine near Moin-ul-Haque stadium in Patna for construction of the underground section of the project.

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