BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): NCC Ltd. on Saturday, 27th March, casts the first pile cap of Bangalore Metro’s 37 km Airport Line. This line will link Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to KR Puram. Bangalore Metro Phase 2B project’s new metro line, comprises of 3 civil packages ranging from 11 to 15 kms.
NCC was awarded 3 Letter of authorization (LOA) contracts in November 2021 for 15 elevated stations & viaduct construction work, with completion deadlines that range from 24 to 27 months. Their various teams began test piling and other pre-construction activities in January 2022 followed by piling for construction in February. The size of pile cap for Pier AP665 near Bagalur Cross is 4.3m x 4.3m x 1.5m. The pier cage on top of it has a diameter of 1.6 meters.
This pile cap is located on the line’s 11.678 km Package-2. The scope of this civil package includes the construction of a viaduct between Hebbal – Bagalur Cross (chainage 10072m to 21500m), a 250m pocket track, and 5 elevated stations at Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka and Bagalur Cross.