“The work on laying of tracks would most likely begin in February next year at a pace of 400 meters a day. While we would supply the ballastless track, BMRCL engineers would lay the track.
Reach 1 from Cricket Stadium on M G Road to Byappanahalli will be completed by October 2010, with the entire route on Phase I, expected to be over in September 2012,” announced L S Patil, the executive chairman of Patil Rail Infrastructure Private Limited, at a media briefing here on Thursday.
Patil Rail, a Hyderabad-based company has been awarded the Rs 200 crore contract (Rs 3.5 crore per route km) to design, manufacture and supply plinth system ballastless tracks for the Rs 8,000 crore Metro project. Once the laying of tracks is done, testing of rolling stock (train coaches) and signalling/communication systems will be undertaken by BMRCL, said the officials from Patil Rail.
The company will supply tracks with plinth system and fastening technology, in collaboration with RailOne AG, Germany for establishing a link between Byappanahalli and Mysore Road in the East-West corridor and between Hesaraghatta Road terminal and Puttenahalli in the North-South corridor. Once in place, the end-to-end travel between these two points of the City will approximately be 45 minutes.
The tracks are designed to have an urban Metro train traverse at a speed of upto 95 kmph.
Established in 1971, the company has executed major projects for the Chennai and Delhi Metro Rail, Delhi Airport High-Speed Express Link and is also a major supplier for Konkan Railway, Indian Railway and Bangladesh Railway projects.
DH News Service