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The New Indian Express   20 October 2017   India   Chennai  
<p>CHENNAI: Chennai Metro Rail has to burrow only 450 metres more to complete the entire tunnelling under the first phase of the Chennai Metro.Thee much awaited breakthrough in the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the 3.7 km longest continuous tunnel drive ...
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Tunneling Journal   27 September 2017   India  
<p>Workers and officials from the Gulermak-TATA Projects JV, representatives from TBM manufacturer, TERRATEC, and officials from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) have witnessed the successful completion of Lucknow Metro&rsquo;s first TBM-driven tunnels ...
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The Financial Express   20 September 2017   India   Bihar  
<p>Ahead of its scheduled inauguration by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the wall of a Rs 389-crore dam collapsed during the trial run and inundated nearby areas of a township in Bhagalpur on Tuesday. Newspapers in the state had today published advertisements ...
Hindustan Times   07 September 2017   India   Mumbai  
<p>The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation has received the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that would be used to drill twin tunnels for the 33.5km Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 line. Sixteen more highly-mechanised TBMs will arrive in the city in the period of next ...
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ABC News   31 August 2017   India   Mumbai  
<p>A five-story building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing seven people and injuring 13 others on Thursday, after torrential rains lashed the country's west. Another 25 people are feared trapped in the debris.</p> <p>Rescue workers, ...
The Shillong Times   10 August 2017   India   Kolkata  
<p>A hammer and compass in hand, India&rsquo;s women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional &ldquo;detention&rdquo; by left-wing extremists ...
Filed under: Economic Geology
mid-day.com   22 May 2017   India   Uttarakhand  
<p>The thousands of pilgrims feared stranded due to a major landslide which took place on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway on Friday near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand included 179 tourists from Maharashtra and the state government is working to ensure their ...
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The Indian Express   19 May 2017   India   Uttarakhand  
<p>At least 15,000 tourists are feared stranded after a landslide near Vishnuprayag on the Badrinath route, according to reports in ANI. District Collector Ashish Joshi said that BRO (Border Roads Organisation) personnel are engaged in clearing the roads and ...
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Mathrubhumi   21 February 2017   India   Kuthiran  
<p>The six-lane road from Vadakkancherry to Mannuthi is ready with the first edition of its double tunnel stretch at Kuthiran. The tunnel on the left side which will be carrying vehicles coming from Palakkad to Thrissur has finally been connected from both ...
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The construction index   30 January 2017   India   Asia  
<p>Larsen &amp; Toubro&rsquo;s construction arm has won a contract worth 10.7bn rupees (&pound;124m) for the design and construction of two underground stations and associated tunnels on the Ahmedabad metro project in India.</p> <p>The contract awarded by ...
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