Bangalore, India (Metro Rail News): In Bangalore, the construction work of the metro line between RV Road and Bommasandra has again gained momentum. The work was slowed down after the accident involving the slippage of a 260-tonne girder two months ago. However, the work has been resumed after several security checks. The project is also divided into three packages. Package one runs from Bommasandra to Hosa Road; Package two: Hosa Road to HSR Layout and package three runs from HSR layout to RV Road.
Like all other construction projects in the state, the metro’s construction work was also affected by the pandemic. As per the official statement released by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL), the civil work of the first two packages is 97-98 per cent completed. They will get fully ready by May or June of 2022 and commission by the end of 2022. Moreover, BMRCL also stated that they faced difficulties in land acquisition from NICE. They cleared that the last girder on the land acquired from NICE was laid ten days before.
The third package consists of Karnataka’s first Rail-cum-Road flyover at any metro station. According to the official statement, 65% of the work has already been completed, and the same type of flyover also exists in Nagpur and Jaipur metro. Moreover, the line is constructed for BMRCL by a joint venture between the Hindustan Construction Company Limited and URC Construction Private Limited. The Jayadeva Interchange Metro Station will link it with the Reach-6 Underground Line. The station can be accessed from all four sides. This multi-level station also consists of the graded road, underpass road, road flyover, two metro levels, and interchangeability facility between the different metro levels.