Thursday, September 02, 2010

Metro project gains speed

Metro project gains speed
Bangalore, September 1, DHNS:

Reach One of the Metro Rail project – from Byappanahalli to Mysore Road (18.10 km) – is gathering pace, with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) launching the 1,938th segment on Wednesday.

BMRCL has stated that the civil works of the Byappanahalli-Chinnaswamy stadium stretch (6.7 km) will be completed by October end.

About 25 per cent of the track (3.1 km of double track) has been laid for the stretch up to the stadium from Byappanahalli and an average of 62.1 per cent of work on the six stations on the stretch is also complete. Also, piers have been completed at all the 222 locations, and about 99 per cent of viaduct launching has been completed.

BMRCL said the stretch between Byappanahalli and M G Road, which is to be commissioned by December 2010, is expected to meet the deadline and other system works - including signalling, etc, are on the anvil in the coming months. And construction of boundary wall, etc, at the Byappanahalli depot has been completed, while works like stabling shed and repair workshop are in the process of being completed and will be over latest by November.

Stating that the rolling stocks, including the coaches, will arrive in the City by October 15, BMRCL further said that the trail run of five trains will commence by November and the official commissioning of the stretch will be done in December.

The Corporation also said that the road traffic on the stretch will be open by October.

Reach One and Two

Reach One of the project – the East-West Corridor – will begin from Byappanahalli and terminate at Mysore Road terminal, via Swami Vivekananda Road, Indiranagar, Ulsoor, Trinity, M G Road, Chinnaswamy stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar and Deepanjali Nagar.

Similarly, Reach Two – on the stretch from Magadi Road to Mysore Road – about 712 piles have been completed out of 1,104. Besides, 41 piers out of 241 and 400 segments out of the 2,106 have been casted. About 16 per cent of the work in Vijayanagar, Hosahalli and Tollgate stations are complete, about 15 per cent of work is complete on Mysore Road, Deepanjali Nagar and Magadi Road stations.

Highlights

* Civil work on the 6.7 km Byappanahalli-Chinnaswamy stadium stretch to be completed by October-end
* Five trail trains on the stretch to commence from November
* 3.1 km of track (double) already laid
* 62.1 per cent of work at the six stations on the stretch completed
* Systems work to begin soon

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