SNC Launches Bangalore Metro ORR Line’s 1st Pier Cap
Shankaranarayana Constructions (SNC) on Friday early morning erected their first 9.5m wide pier cap in Mahadevapura for Bangalore Metro’s 56 km Blue Line on the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
The city’s new Blue Line by BMRCL is being developed in Phase 2A (ORR Line) and Phase 2B (Airport Line) to connect Silkboard – KR Puram – Bengaluru International Airport through 30 stations.
This feat by SNC for the ORR Line’s 8.377 km Package 2 (Kodibeesanahalli – KR Puram) was recorded at pier ORP-473, located opposite Bagmane Tech Park, which was cast in January and stands 13.7 meters tall.
The pier cap weighs 65T and such launches will now become a regular nightly affair in the city.
BMRCL awarded ORR Line Package 2’s Rs. 623.55 crore contract to SNC in May 2021 with a tight 27 month deadline.
SNC’s scope includes constructing the line’s Kodibeesanahalli – KR Puram section’s 8.377 km viaduct, 7 elevated stations at Kodibeesanahalli, Marathahalli, ISRO, Doddanekundi, DRDO sports complex, Saraswathi Nagar and K R Puram, a 1.097 km depot-line linking to the existing Baiyapanahalli Depot and a 0.30 km pocket track.
Further up north on the Blue Line, NCC’s Package 3 team has cast the Airport Line’s first pier (AP-851 in Chikkajala – view image) while Package 2’s team has started casting their first pier (AP665 near Bagalur Cross). I’ll write a quick post on it when the molds are removed.
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