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HCC-URCC Launches Bangalore Metro Yellow Line’s Final Segment


Hindustan Construction Company – URC Construction (HCC – URC) JV last week celebrated launching the final segment for 19.14 km Bangalore Metro Yellow Line’s 6.34 km Package-3.

This elevated section of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project‘s Reach-5 on Marenahalli Road connects the Green Line’s RV Road Station with the upcoming HSR Layout Station on Hosur Road.

It consists of a 3.2 km double-decker viaduct between Ragigudda – Central Silkboard where 7.5m wide cantilever wings have been stitched to form a 4 lane road. The first central spine span was completed in July 2019 and launching of cantilever wings began in November 2019 – images can be viewed here.

HCC-URCC launched a total of 1197 segments for the elevated road and 2083 segments for the rail line’s viaduct using 4 launching gantry (LG) cranes and mobile cranes.

Pic via follower Chandra Mohan

HCC-URCC JV was awarded a Rs. 797.29 cr crore contract for Package 3’s civil construction (viaduct & station) in June 2017 by BMRCL with a 36 month deadline. Their scope includes 5 new stations at RV Road, Ragigudda, Jayadeva Hospital, BTM Layout and Central Silk Board.

Yellow Line’s Package 3 – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 map & info
Pic via follower Chandra Mohan
Pic via follower Chandra Mohan

With this development, segment launching is complete for the entire 19.14 km Yellow Line connecting RV Road – Bommasandra. The final segment for Package 2 was launched by ITD Cementation on Hosur Road in April 2021.

The start of operations on Package 3 will be the last to commence which I see happening no sooner than mid-2024 at this time.

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