Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Namma Metro on strong foundation

Namma Metro on strong foundation
BMRCL has completed foundation work for the Metro Rail project on Reach 1, from Chinnaswamy Stadium to Byappanahalli
BANGALORE MIRROR BUREAU


The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has finished pile work on Reach 1 - from Chinnaswamy Stadium to Byappanahalli. Pile work includes foundation work for the metro rail project. Reach 1 has 223 pile caps and work on them will be completed by September end.
Piers and pier caps will be constructed over pile caps. Work on pier and pier caps is expected to be completed by October end according to BMRCL.
BMRCL wants to start launching of girders by November at all places on Reach 1. The casting of girder segments is already underway on MG Road. A total of 710 segments have been cast out of the 1,929 segments on Reach 1. Reach 1 is expected to be completed by December 2010 and commercialisation of the metro train will start from January 2011.
Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) is designing the coaches. “The exterior of the coach will be finalised by next week,” informed Yeshavanth Chavan, the chief public relations officer of BMRCL.

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