Bengaluru Metro restart construction after govt eases lockdown restrictions

Since the construction projects took a break because of the lockdown the Bangalore Metro Rail Co. Ltd (BMRCL) has renewed construction work of Phase-II.

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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): Since the construction projects took a break because of the lockdown the Bangalore Metro Rail Co. Ltd (BMRCL) has renewed construction work of Phase-II. 

The development of the Kengeri and Anjanapura expansion is pending and the Bangalore Metro is now seeing this delay in construction work by above 6 months. BMRCL MD Ajay Seth told that work continued on few metro lines on Saturday & so far Namma Metro has 2,051 workers in 73 sites over the city. 

Bangalore Metro declared in a statement that the agency is assuring that workers maintain social distancing norms. Further BMRCL said that it plans to continue all works that were suspended in several days as over 7,000 people, who were employed for constructing the metro are now waiting for work to restart. 

Now BMRCL is focusing on finishing the extension of the Green & Purple lines that is the extension among Mysuru Road & Kengeri, Yelachenahalli and Anjanapura. As per the report, BMRCL plans to finish constructing the line to Kengeri through August and the one to Anjanapura through Nov this yr as most of the civil work was finished prior to the lockdown. 

The BMRCL also continued the demolition of the Jayadeva Flyover in order to resume the development of the RV Road-Bommasandra metro line. The BMRCL will resume the demolition of the flyover throughout the day time in order to ramp up the speed of construction work. 

The lockdown has hit the supply chain of raw materials for development. The development work of the metro line from Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield like new lines with Bommasandra to Hosa Road and Gottigere-Swagath Road will suffer as the domestic supply of cement and steel has been postponed because of the lockdown.

The Bangalore Metro supposes the international supply chain to be restored in 6-7 months. The circumstances have also developed the project cost. BMRCL has compared the construction cost from Rs 26,000 cr – Rs 32,000 cr. 

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