A delegation from DanaInfra Nasional Bhd got a chance to withness the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough at MRT Putrajaya Line (previously known as MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line) South Portal on 18 June 2020.
The delegation of three officers had the opportunity to view TBM number S-796 breaking through the South Portal (formerly Taman Desa Waterpark) after mining for 1.2km from its launch at the Bandar Malaysia Utara Station.
Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Chief Financial Officer, Encik Shahrul Fadli Omar was on hand to accompany the delegates.
At the site, MRT Corp Head of Underground Tunnel, Mr Alexander William Terry explained how this TBM travelled from the Bandar Malaysia Utara station to Bandar Malaysia Selatan station until eventually breaking through at the South Portal. On its journey, the TBM went under the KTM and ERL tracks as well as over the SMART Water Tunnel.
It was a thrilling experience for the Danainfra officers to have witness one of the milestones for the MRT Putrajaya Line Project.