Metro Phase 2: Civil work starts on Mysuru Road-Kengeri stretch

Metro Phase 2: Civil work starts on Mysuru Road-Kengeri stretch
Bringing forth a visible sign of progress on the second phase of Namma Metro, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) started erecting rebars on the eight-km-long stretch between Mysuru Road and Kengeri, the western extension of Purple line.

This is part of the Phase-II of Namma Metro project, which will span over 72.095 km (13.79 km underground) and 61 stations, of which 12 will be underground.

Consisting of extensions of four existing lines and two new lines (Gottigere to Nagawara and R V Road to Bommasandra), the BMRCL has estimated to spend Rs 26,405.14 crore. 

Pradeep Singh Kharola, BMRCL Managing Director, told Deccan Herald that the process of land acquisition, road widening and shifting of utilities was complete and the civil work had already begun on Mysuru road to Kengeri stretch that connects Bangalore University and Kengeri satellite bus station among others.

The construction work has been awarded to two contractors on the Mysuru Road to Kengeri stretch. IL&FS Engineering Construction Company Limited is going to construct 3.94 km viaduct and four stations from Mysuru road station to Pattanagere Station at a cost of Rs 327 crore. Soma Enterprise Limited would construct elevated structures (viaduct) of 4.869 km from Pattanagere station (excluding) to the beginning of Challaghatta depot. This will include two elevated stations at Mailasandra and Kengeri Station. The entire work will cost of Rs. 332 crore.

The preliminary works have been undertaken at the casting yard set up at Kanminike near Bidadi, the BMRCL report states. In all, the Mysuru Road terminal-Kengeri Extension of western line is expected to cost Rs 1,867.95 crore. Meanwhile, BMRCL has said that land acquisition, road widening and shifting of utilities from Nayandahalli station to Kengeri arch bridge and Challaghatta depot is complete.

The BMRCL has also completed issuing compensation packages for properties, the report stated. Moreover, the corporation has almost completed issuing compensation packages for property owners between the proposed Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield Metro station.

It has started the process of acquiring land for the proposed lines between Nagasandra to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Puttenahalli Cross to Anjanapura Township, R V Road to Bommasandra and Gottigere to Nagawara.
DH News Service

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