Consultants appointed for East-West Metro

The consultants will provide detailed design services for Phase I of the Bangalore Metro underground, encompassing four stations (Cricket Stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, and City Railway Station), said a press release issued in this regard. The project comprises a 4.5 km underground corridor of which 3.3 km will be twin bored with cut and cover tunnels as well as 470 m of cut and cover ramps.

The possible challenges include deep excavation for stations and tunnels in large variations of sub-soil and the effect of construction activity on existing buildings along the corridor route as well as traffic decking over deep excavations, the release stated.

The BMRCL has also appointed Mott MacDonald for the detailed design of the proposed Majestic interchange station. The station, currently a major bus terminal will be developed to include two levels of interconnected platforms, a dedicated underground subway and a main concourse area.

The consultancy is also designing two elevated corridors from Peenya village to Hesaraghatta and from KR Road to RV Road, as well as the corridor from RV Road to Puttenahalli.

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