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7 Most Significant Underground Projects in Asia Today [Infograph]


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In this very exclusive report, we’ve compiled the 7 most significant underground projects in Asia today. Find out where are these projects located, what’s the scope, how much has been allocated and what kind of impact it will create to the stakeholders involved. Never have we seen anything quite like it.

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7 Most Significant Underground Projects in Asia Today [Infograph]

  1. 1. Most Significant IN Asia Today KL Metro L Malaysia Malaysia MRT Corp. 9.5 kilometers USD 3.8 Billion LATEST BUZZ: Kuala Lumpur’s new Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit line of 51km and 35 stations has an estimated total cost of approximately US$16 billion, of which, the tunneling contract is the single largest package. 2016 MRT JAKARTA L Indonesia Local Government of Jakarta 110.8 km (23.8 km for the North-South Corridor and 87 km for East-West Corridor) Phase I – 2016 Phase II - 2018 LATEST BUZZ: The tender process has already begun for six out of the eight work projects — three for underground work and three for elevated work. The three projects related to the underground work, have a total value of $470 million. Rohtang Tunnel L India Indian Government 8.8 kilometers USD 320 million LATEST BUZZ: The 60m deep cable tunnels will form the backbone of Singapore's power supply, serving future generations effectively, securely and with minimum inconvenience. It is expected to improve standards of living and performance for residential, industrial and commercial consumers 2015 SINGAPORE CABLE TUNNEL L Singapore SP PowerGrid, a subsidiary of Singapore Power 16.5km East-West Tunnel and 18.5km North-South Tunnel SGD 2 Billion East-West tunnel – 2017 North-South tunnel - 2018 LATEST BUZZ: The Rohtang tunnel is a very challenging project. There are more than 46 avalanche sites on approaches to the tunnel and excavation will be done from both ends using Drill & Blast with NATM methodology. When completed, the Rohtang tunnel is set to become the world longest tunnel at an altitude above 3,000m. Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Railway Link (JUSBRL) L India Government of India 345 kilometers USD 13 Billion LATEST BUZZ: The JUSBRL project could easily be described as one of the biggest and most challenging railway project in the world. It boasts of many firsts including: • The Longest Transport Tunnel In the Country (11km) • Deepest ‘Drill holes’ for Geotechnical Investigations 640m • First Large Scale use of ‘New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) in India • First Use of ‘Road header’ for ‘Tunnel Excavation’ in Railway Tunneling Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL L Hong Kong MTR Corporation Limited 26 kilometers USD 5 Billion LATEST BUZZ: The government projects that the XRL will carry about 100,000 passengers daily in 2020 and 120,000 passengers in 2030, generating an economic benefit of $83 billion over the next 50 years. 2015 Bangkok Metro L Thailand Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand BLUE LINE: 27 kilometers USD 1,532 Million ORANGE LINE: 24 kilometers USD 1,704 Million PURPLE LINE: 40 kilometers USD 2,199 Million LATEST BUZZ: • There will be 17 stations along the route, 4 of which will be underground (in Hua Lamphong- Bang Khae Section) and the rest will be elevated. The system will be capable to serve more than 50,000 passengers/hour/direction. • There will be 17 stations along the route, 14 of which will be underground whereas, the rest will be elevated. The system will be capable to serve more than 50,000 passengers/hour/direction. • There will be 30 stations along the route, 11 of which will be underground and the rest will be elevated. The system will have a service capacity of more than 50,000 passengers/hour/direction. Disclaimer: Tunnels Asia 2013 explores Best Practices in Geotechnical Investigation, Construction & Risk Management for Asia’s Tunnel Infrastructure. Attend the conference and get a rare opportunity to hear exclusive case studies from the biggest and most challenging underground projects in Asia including: • KL Metro, Malaysia • Bangkok Metro • MRT Jakarta • Cable Tunnel Singapore • JUSB Railway Link, India • XRL Hong Kong • Rohtang Tunnel, India To find out more, visit To attend the conference, email or call +65 6722 9388. Please note that we do all we can to ensure accuracy and timeliness of the information presented herein but errors may still understandably occur in some cases. If you believe that a serious inaccuracy has been made please let us know. This infograph is provided for information purposes only. IQPC accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any direct or indirect losses arising from the use of this report or its contents. References: