Saturday, February 28, 2009

Metro Rail picks up speed

Metro Rail picks up speed

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I First three Reaches are on track I On MG Road, the BMRC is working on viaducts and has completed launching of girders or pre- cast segments

The state govern ment has approved the extension of the Metro line in both the northern and southern directions in the city, according to Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation chief engineer B.L.Y. Chavan.
The Metro will be extended in the north to Hesaraghatta Cross from Yeshwanthpur over a distance of 5.6 km. Six elevated stations will be built for this stretch at a cost of Rs 1,082 crore.

In the south the Metro will be extended from RV Road to Puttenahalli Cross over 3.7 km. Three elevated stations will be built along this line at a cost of Rs 681 crore.

Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on extending the lines will be ready in the next four months, Mr Chavan added.

According to him around 96 per cent of the work under Reach — 1 of the project has been completed.

Barricades have been erected for demolition of more buildings and structures along the Maha Kavi Kuvempu (MKK) Road.

Under Reach — 2 of the project, work on widening the road between Magadi Road and Mysore Road terminal has been entrusted to the Karnataka Land Army Corporation (KLAC) and demolition of structures and buildings is underway.

Work on Reach — 3 between Swastik and Yeshwanthpur has been entrusted to IDEB — SUCC Consortium for construction of viaducts over 5,100 meters. Shifting of utilities by various departments is in full swing from Rajajinagar Station to Yeshwantpur Station.

Work on Reach — 4 from KR Road to RV Road has been entrusted to Nagarjuna Construction Company for design of viaducts. Soil testing and a geo-technical survey are underway in the area. The BSNL, BWSSB, Bescom and KPTCL are working to shift their utilities.

On MG Road the BMRC is doing work on viaducts and has completed launching of girders or pre-cast segments along four spans. Work is in progress on the girders in the fifth span. As contractor Navayuga’s hands are full a fresh tender has been called for launching girders to expedite the work here.

MG Road will be widened by removing green barricades as and when the girders are launched, Mr Chavan added.

Meanwhile, construction of six stations between Byappanahalli and Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium has been entrusted to IVRCL infrastructure Projects and IVRCL CR 18 G Consortium.

Stations will come up at Byappanahalli, Swami Vivekananda Road, CMH Road, near Usloor Police Quarters, Trinity and MG Road.

Work on the Byapanahalli depot such as fixing of reinforced earth panels and erection of boundary wall panels is underway. A 66 KV high tension line, which had obstructed the formation level at the depot has been dismantled, Mr Chavan said.


At Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 5:59:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger Rahul Rao said...

Good to know details about the progress of B'lore's Metro. Thanks for posting, Chandrashekar.


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