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NCC Begins Bangalore Metro Airport Line’s Test Piling Work


NCC Ltd. over the past fortnight has started test piling activity across all 3 packages of Bangalore Metro’s 37 km Airport Line (Blue Line) which will link Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to KR Puram.

These 3 elevated sections of Bangalore Metro Phase 2B project range from 11 to 15 kms and consist of 15 out of the 17 stations planned on the line. NCC was awarded 3 LOA contracts in November 2021 with completion deadlines ranging from 24 – 27 months.

Route of Bangalore Metro’s Airport Line with key stations marked – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & route map with all stations

This post focuses on the 11.678 km Package-2 which will connect Hebbal – Bagalur Cross (chainage 10072m to 21500m) with a 250m pocket track and 5 elevated stations at Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka and Bagalur Cross.

NCC’s team here has completed concreting 4 out of 10 test piles each with a 1m diameter. These 4 range between 24-30m deep, and are located near BSF’s Campus in Yelahanka (Pier AP709 to AP710) and Bagalur Cross Underpass (Pier AP668 to AP 669). This includes 2 vertical load test piles and 2 lateral load test piles.

Ready to bore!
Pile cage getting inserted

Actual piling for the line’s construction is planned to start within a week! When that happens, I’ll update all key figures across the Bangalore Metro Phase 2B and Quick Snapshot pages to reflect the change.

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