Bangalore Metro Challaghatta & BIEC Extn’s Track Plinth Work Begins

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Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. last week began casting the track plinth for 2 key elevated extensions of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project.

These extensions in south-west and north-west Bengaluru include:

  • 1.314 km remaining section of Purple Line’s Reach 2B connecting Kengeri Station and Challaghatta Station – built by Soma Enterprise Ltd.
  •  3.031 km extension of the Green Line’s Reach 3C connecting Hesaraghatta Cross (formerly Nagasandra) and Madavar (formerly BIEC) – built primarily by Simplex Infrastructures Ltd.

Texmaco was awarded Phase 2’s Rs. 521.76 crore contract for its track-work system in July 2018. This includes ballastless tracks within all elevated viaducts & tunnels, and ballasted tracks within the project’s 5 new depots.

Flash-butt welding of tracks for both sections (17628m and 6000m respectively) was completed in February 2022.

Reach 2B to Challaghatta

Puja ceremony prior to pouring concrete
Curing underway

Reach 3C to Madavar (BIEC)

At this time I see both extensions opening up no sooner than the first quarter of 2023.

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– TMRG





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