MUMBAI: Covid-19, coupled with tensions between India and China, have delayed tunnelling work for the underground section of the coastal road. The components of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) were imported from China in April. Since then they have been lying at the work site at Priyadarshini Park, Napeansea Road, waiting for specialists to assemble them. The TBM will be the biggest yet to be used in any project in India.
The coastal road’s contractor, L&T, is now trying to mobilise