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
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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