BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will restrict a portion of the Main Access Road (MAR) from the MS Ramaiah Gate towards the terminal for infrastructure works in connection with its Airport Line, therefore, the people heading to the Kempegowda International Airport from today will have to face the restricted road space.
Bangalore Metro has recently begun work inside the airport boundary area where the construction of Terminal 2 is ongoing. Metro’s Blue Line which is a combination of both the Outer Ring Road and the KR Puram to Airport Line, will be a 55.8 km stretch. It will start from Central Silk Board to KIA and will have 32 stations, of which, the last two terminating stations, Airport City and KIA Terminal, will be constructed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).
BMRCL has to complete the full 6-km stretch from the Ramaiah Gate portion, the official said. “Construction materials will be carried here for piling work (foundation laying) and laying of piers,” he added. BMRCL had begun initial works on the Airport Road two months ago.
BMRCL Managing Director Anjum Parwez said the work inside the airport area started on Thursday. “What we are mainly doing close to Terminal 2 is taking our line inside the airport premises. The airport stations will be built by BIAL. We are laying the connectivity from our end.”
On the status of the entire line, he informed that it has been tendered to three contractors in five packages. “At least 25 U-girders have been readied by both Afcons Infrastructure (constructing Package 1) and Shankar Narayana Constructions (Package 2) at their casting yards near Hoskote. Nagarjuna Construction Company, which has been awarded three packages, was readying two casting yards, one of them at Doddajala. U-girder technology is faster than the traditional system of laying segments,” he said.