Hat tip to Nandan J for sharing this with me.
Workers from IL&FS Engineering have started tying up rebar for the 1st ever pier of Bangalore Metro’s Phase 2 project! This particular pier is being built for the Purple Line’s 8.814 km extension between the Mysore Road station and Challegatta Depot for which IL&FS was awarded a Rs 326.99 crore contract to construct the 3.945 km Nayandahalli – Pattanagere portion in April 2015.
Next steps: More rebar will be used to tie the existing rebar horizontally (see example). Once done, formwork (see example) will be brought in to facilitate a concrete pour and mold it into the desired shape.
Although it’s been more than a year since the contact was awarded, the IL&FS team has only been able to barricade about 600 meters of the stretch due to the BMRC’s inability to convince locals & secure approvals for cutting trees along the alignment. The last (3rd) meeting to resolve this dispute was held at Jayanagar (Reach 4B) in March, but didn’t end favorably for the BMRCL.
For more updates, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!