I just got my hands on a document which displays a highly detailed design of the 13.79 km underground section of Bangalore Metro’s 21.25 km Gottigere – Nagawara line which will be developed under the 72 km Phase 2 project. The document was produced by AECOM, a global engineering design firm, which got appointed as Line-4’s detailed design consultant (DDC) in 2015-16.
As mentioned previously, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. is in talks with EIB to fund this section’s construction, but hasn’t been able to secure a deal and get all the nitty gritty loan parameters set in stone. As such, this section remains the only part of the Phase 2 project for which the BMRCL has not yet invited civil construction bids for – see current status map here.
The underground section’s ramp will be located between Jayadeva Hospital and Dairy Circle while its northern terminal at Nagawara will be located north of the Outer Ring Road near Elements Mall. Civil work has been divided up into 4 packages with each package consisting of 3 stations:
• Package 1 – Dairy Circle, MICO Industries, Langford Town
• Package 2 – Vellara Road, MG Road, Shivaji Nagar
• Package 3 – Cantonment, Pottery Town, Tannery Road
• Package 4 – Venkateshpura, Arabic College, Nagawara
I can’t share the document here, so I’ve marked the exact center point of all stations’ boxes (typically 250m long x 30m wide) using blue M symbols. The line’s alignment might be a little off here or there, but the location of the stations is accurate with some stations planned to be built under roads (eg. Bannerghatta Road) and a majority under private land (eg. along Tannery Road) which will need to be acquired.
Note – land acquisition for this section is still in its infancy and some of you might have even noticed preliminary notifications by KIADB in the local papers. Depending on the outcome of that, the locations might change slightly by the time construction work begins.
Click or tap on the M symbol to view its name in the map below:
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