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Project Execution Methods of Mumbai Metro Line 3: Package 5 & 6

Thinakaran E, Elayaraja. S, Solanki Dimpesh Ratilal


Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has witnessed phenomenal growth in population and employment. Meanwhile, to reduce the traffic congestion, it becomes mandatory to the government to expand the traffic connectivity. Currently, Mumbai Metro line 2 and Metro line 3 are under construction. This research article details about the construction methods and construction technique executed at the underground construction of Mumbai Metro line 3: Package 5 and Package 6. These Packages are important, since it involves Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and underground tunnel construction in this area is also very sensitive. This paper also includes the major problems faced during construction phase in Package 5 and 6.

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