BANGLORE (METRO RAIL NEWS): Schindler has been chosen to supply and install 180 escalators for the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd’s Phase 2 project’s two additional routes. The project will connect Bangalore’s tech hub to Bangalore International Airport by integrating the metro network with the city’s other urban transportation systems.
Bangalore, India’s third-largest city, is a global technology centre. The Phase 2 project, which is expected to be finished in 2026, would encourage public transportation in Bangalore’s Information Technology (IT) district, with the goal of reducing traffic congestion in the city. The project has been broken down into elevated reach extensions and underground parts. Schindler was chosen for the project because it will incorporate 140 escalators for the new Yellow Line route connecting Bangalore with Electronic City, one of India’s largest IT industry parks.
In addition, Schindler will deliver and install 40 escalators for the new Pink Line north-south route through the city. The new stations will be able to transport an additional 370,000 passengers a day.
“We’re proud to be supporting a project of this magnitude that is bound to improve quality of life in Bangalore. Our technology will help the people of Bangalore navigate the city’s expansive public transport network in a reliable, safe, efficient, and comfortable manner,” said Jujudhan Jena, Member of Schindler’s Executive Committee responsible for the Asia Pacific. “I’m honored that we will play a vital role in forming the beating heart of Bangalore’s metro system.”
About the project:
- Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Government of Karnataka (GoK) and Government of India for implementing Bangalore Metro Rail Project.
- BMRCL Phase-I network comprises of Purple and Green Lines spanning a total length of 42.30 Km of which about 8.82 Km is underground and about 33.48 Km is elevated.
- There are 40 stations in Phase-I, of which 7 stations are underground, 1 station at grade and 32 stations are elevated.
- BMRCL Phase-II spans a length of 72.095 km – 13.79 km underground, 0.48 km at grade and 57.825 km elevated and adds 61 stations to the network, of which 12 stations are underground.
- Phase-II network comprises of extensions to Purple Line (East-West) between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield (R1 Extn of 15.5 Km) with a depot at Whitefield (also known as Kadugodi) on the Eastern end and Mysore Road to Chellagatta (R2 Extn of 6.1 Km) with a depot at Chellagatta on the Western end of the corridor.
- Similarly, the extension to the Green Line (North-South) comprises of stations between Nagasandra and BIEC (R3 Extn of 4 Km) on the Northern side of the corridor and between Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute (R4 Extn of 6 Km) with a depot at Anjanapura on the Southern end of the corridor.
- Further two new lines are being added between RV Road to Bommasandra (R5 of 18.8Km) with a depot at Hebbagodi and between Gottigere to Nagawara (R6 of 21.2 Km) with a depot at Kothanur.