NCC to Construct Bangalore Metro’s Extn to Anjanapura

It’s official now. After emerging as the lowest bidder and kick-starting the hiring process in November last year, NCC Limited has emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the elevated 6.29 km southern extension of Bangalore Metro’s Green line from Puttenahalli to Anjanapura as part of the Phase 2 project. This extension includes 5 new stations at Anjanapura Cross Road, Krishna Leela Park, Vajrahalli, Thalghattapura and Anjanapura Township (NICE Junction) as shown below:

Bangalore Metro's Reach 4 extension from - View Bangalore Metro Info & Map

Bangalore Metro’s Reach 4 extension from Puttenahalli to Anjanapura Township – View Bangalore Metro Info & Map

This news was revealed by BMRCL’s MD Pradeep Singh Khorala in an interview to the New Indian Express:

The contract for the Puttenahalli-Anjanapura stretch has been awarded to Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited. They will begin the work in a day or two. All the required land has been acquired and the compensation process is under way.

With this section awarded, now 2 sections of Phase 2 have been awarded out:

1) Purple line – 3.9 km section between Mysore Road and RV College to IL&FS Engineering.
Note: A further 2.57 km extension from RV College to Kengri is yet to be awarded.

2) Green line – 6.29 km section between Puttenahalli and Anjanapura Township to NCC Ltd.

This represents roughly 14% of all construction that will be carried out in Phase 2.  To see all the extensions and new lines planned in the 72.1 km Phase 2 project, please see: Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Information and Map.

Besides pushing contractors and their subcontractors to get Phase 1’s underground work completed, the BMRCL these days has been busy with issuing tenders for demolition works and road widening (eg. KR Puram-Whitefield roadRV Road-Silk Board-Bommasandra and Hessaraghatta-BIEC). The tendering process for many key sections of Phase 2 such as the 15.50 km Whitefield extension or the mostly underground 21.25 km Gottigere – Nagavara line is expected to only begin in or after Q3 2016.

For more updates on the Bangalore metro, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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18 Responses to "NCC to Construct Bangalore Metro’s Extn to Anjanapura"

  1. S Manikantan says:

    Can we expect the east west corridor to open now – Mysore Road to Baiyappanahalli through Cubbon Park – say, by 01 March 2016?

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    • TMRG says:

      That date will not be possible as the BMRCL is yet to invite the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) to conduct a safety inspection/audit. Once the application is submitted, it can take 1-3 months to finalize dates, conduct the inspection and give an approval.

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      • S Manikantan says:

        OK. Thanks.

        What I understand from all metro projects in india is that, no deadline is respected; Yet deadlines are always given. Why? I don’t know. Just to save the skin for the moment or escape public anger and frustration, by giving them false consolations.

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      • VIJAY says:

        What would be the realistic date for the Mysore road to M.G road line to be opened for the public?

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        • TMRG says:

          The line is not going to open before April. There are 2 variables at play: (1) CMRS inspection and (2) availability of Ministers. Both have an influence on the opening date. #1 is yet to commence.

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  2. Aayush Jain says:

    Why is there a underground line in phase 2 considering Phase 1 went underground because of Majestic and Cubbon park, but why phase 2?

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  3. MVM says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Is it fair to assume kanakapura road with its single linear stretch of balance of 6.29km of overhead line and a single contractor at play will be the first to be completed and thrown open as part of metro phase 2 ? Would late 2018/ early 2019 be too optimistic or real possibility ?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, 2019 is a fair estimation. This section along with the Mysore Road – Kengeri section will be the first to open up.

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      • MVM says:

        Thanks. Also, the sanctioned plans are only up to the NICE junction. However, there is a strong buzz on the ground that this this line going up to art of living ashram. Whats are your views ?

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        • TMRG says:

          Maybe in the 4th phase? 3rd phase is under planning right plan, but I haven’t seen any indication of it being extended up to the ashram.

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  5. Swapan Sengupta says:

    Why the small stretch from RVCE to Kengeri has not been included in the scope of ILFS contract ?

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    • TMRG says:

      That’s been awarded to Soma Enterprise and will in fact be a little longer than 2.57 km as it’ll go over the NICE road and connect to the upcoming Challegata Depot – see this post

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  6. Prashanth J says:

    Metro 2nd phase in kanakapura road will be extended to art of living?

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  7. Palash says:

    Please confirm an approximate date when Anjanapura metro station will be live

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