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Its length is 11.4 kilometers.

At all four stations of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BKL) of the metro, excavation is being completed and monolithic work continues. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development Policy and Construction Andrey Bochkarev.

“The readiness of the eastern section of the BCL with a length of 11.4 kilometers is estimated at 44 percent, at all four of its stations, including Klenovy Boulevard, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki, earthworks are being completed and monolithic work is in full swing.” , – said Andrey Bochkarev.

He also clarified that tunneling work is underway at the site. They involve shields with a diameter of six and 10 meters. After giant shield “Victory”laid a tunnel from the future station “Klenovy Boulevard” to the dismantling chamber near “Kashirskaya”, three tunnels remained in the works. Construction of another one will begin within a few weeks. According to Andrey Bochkarev, their construction is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, noted that the construction of internal walls and partitions, finishing of the platform and utility rooms, as well as the installation of a ventilation system are continuing at the Klenovy Boulevard station. Station availability is 46 percent.

“Work is underway in the area of ​​the congress chamber group and the maintenance point: here the installation of the enclosing structure using the“ wall in the ground ”method is being completed, the builders have begun to erect monolithic structures,” said Yuri Kravtsov.

Monolithic works are being carried out at three other stations of the site – “Nagatinsky Zaton”, “Pechatniki”, “Tekstilshchikah”. In addition, at the Tekstilshchiki station, architectural and finishing work and installation of a ventilation system are underway.

How the eastern section of the Big Circle Metro Line is being built

The Big Circle Line is the most ambitious project in the history of the capital’s metro construction. It may become the longest metro ring line in the world, its length will be 70 kilometers. It will house 31 stations, including the Kakhovskaya – Kashirskaya section, and three electric depots. The BCL will have 23 transfers to other metro lines (taking into account the promising directions to Kommunarka, Biryulyovo and Rublevo-Arkhangelskoye). From the stations of the Big Circle Line, it will also be possible to transfer to the Moscow Central Ring, Moscow Central Diameters and at the Moscow Railway station.

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