Soma Begins Setting Up Precast Yard for Bangalore Metro’s Phase 2

A little more than 2 months after being awarded a Rs 332.94 crore contract to construct Bangalore Metro’s 4.869 km Pattanagere – Challegatta stretch, workers from Soma Enterprise Limited have started setting up their precast yard in Ganakal village just off of the NICE Expressway!

This yard will be used to primarily cast & churn out precast segments (see example) to form the viaduct of Reach 2B which will start from the southern end of the upcoming Pattanagere station, include 2 new stations at Mailasandra & Kengeri, and finally terminate at the mouth of the new Challegatta Depot which will serve as the Purple line’s second depot. In Phase 2 of the project, this section along with the under construction 3.945 km Reach 2A between Mysore Road – Pattanagere will extend Bangalore Metro’s operational 18.1 km Purple Line westward by a further 8.814 km.

Satellite view of where the yard is coming up:


Photo Copyright: Kiran CB Nagarathna


Batching plant being erected – Photo Copyright: Kiran CB Nagarathna

In the coming weeks, the barricades/boards lined up inside the yard will be transported on site so that piling works can begin followed by actual construction which is expected to be completed in 2019.

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


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8 Responses to "Soma Begins Setting Up Precast Yard for Bangalore Metro’s Phase 2"

  1. pankaj says:

    Sir this soma project is it underground or elevated

  2. Satish says:


    when is the Byppanahalli – Whitefield metro work expected to start?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, it’ll begin 1 year after they invite bids for its construction. Right now they’re taking 10 months to conduct the bidding stage for each package of Phase 2 (as opposed to 4-7 by other orgs). Whenever they invite bids, I’ll make sure to write about it.

      • Sandeep M.A says:

        If only there was more emphasis on improving the suburban services on an already present double line, things would not have been so tough on people living there.
        But, thanks to your extensive coverage of metro rail related info, one doesnt have to look anywhere else for the same

  3. Bharath says:

    Hi Sir, I have two questions.

    1. Will this entire stretch be elevated ? because NICE road intersection would come in ?
    2. Will there be any station attaching the depot or kengeri will be last depot?


    • TMRG says:

      Hi Bharat,
      1) Yes, entire stretch is elevated. The metro viaduct will go over NICE’s flyover/overpass.
      2) Kengeri is planned to be the last station. The viaduct might be provisioned to accommodate a future station though.


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