BANGALORE, INDIA (Metro Rail News): After completing land acquisition work for Metro’s Airport line, BMRCL is confident of readying the KR Puram-Kempegowda International Airport Line by December 2024. The final details on the two Metro stations that would come up inside the airport premises are coming to shape now.
This Phase-2B Line runs to 38.44 kms, and it was along with the Outer Ring Road Line for a total cost of Rs. 14,788 crores by the Union Cabinet on 20th April 2021. Airport City Metro station, which would be partly elevated and party at grade, and the KIA Terminal Metro station, an underground station, are intended for flyers.
We are confident of completing it by December 2024. Therefore, the tender will be awarded soon, said Anjum Parwez, MD, BMRCL.
Hyderabad-based Nagarjuna Construction Company has emerged as the lowest financial bidder.
BMRCL will be spending Rs. 800 crores to lay the Metro lines to the last two stations of this line to the airport, which Bangalore International Airport Limited would reimburse, said B.L Yashvanth Chavan, Chief PRO, BMRCL.
He added that the metro would lay the viaduct and the tracks to connect the line to the last two stations, which fall within the airport’s premises. The unique aspect of both the ORR Line and the Metro line is that we would use the U-girder technology for the viaduct, which will help us complete the job much faster than the segmented box Girder technology.
The airport line will have the 17 stations, i.e., Benniganahalli, Horamavu, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, HBR Layout, Nagawara, Veeranna Palya, Kempapura, Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka, Bagalur Cross, Bettahalarusu, Doddajala, Airport City and KIA Terminal.