NCC Launches Bangalore Metro Airport Line Package 2’s 1st U-Girder
NCC Ltd. on Friday night launched the 1st of 730 U-girders for Package 2 of Bangalore Metro’s 37 km Airport Line (Blue Line) which will link Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to KR Puram.
This milestone was recorded between piers AP700 – AP701 near Bagalur Cross Station using 28m long girders cast at NCC’s yard located in Hennur (view on Google Maps).
This new metro line, under Bangalore Metro Phase 2B project, comprises of 3 civil packages ranging from 11 to 15 kms. NCC was awarded 3 LOA contracts in November 2021 for 15 elevated stations & viaduct construction work, with completion deadlines ranging from 24 – 27 months.
11.678 km Package 2 connects Hebbal – Bagalur Cross (chainage 10072.00m to 21500.000m) with 5 elevated stations at Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka and Bagalur Cross.
NCC’s various teams began piling for construction in February 2022, cast the 1st pile cap in March 2022, and began casting U-girders for packages 1 & 2 in June 2022.
In Package 2, NCC will launch 660 U-girders for its viaduct and 70 U-girders at the track-level within the 5 stations.
Just 3 weeks ago, NCC launched 15.011 km Package 3 (Bagalur Cross – KIA), in fact the entire line’s, 1st set of U-girders near Chikkajala – view images here.
Launching activity for a total of 9 spans (18 U-girders) has been completed so far. Here’s a snap from last week:
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