Simplex Infra Launches Work on Bangalore Metro’s BIEC Extension

Officials and engineers from Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. on Friday evening conducted a low-key groundbreaking / bhoomi puja ceremony to launch construction work on the 3.031 km Hessaraghata Cross (erst. Nagasandra) – BIEC extension of Bangalore Metro’s 24.20 km Green Line. This event for Reach-3C of the 72 km Phase 2 project comes a little after 3 months since the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) awarded them with a Rs. 298.65 crore contract.

This elevated extension in north Bangalore will be entirely elevated and consist of 3 new stations at Manjunathanagar, Jindal and BIEC (Bangalore International Exhibition Center):

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Alignment of Hessaraghatta Cross – BIEC Extension – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 map & info

This 3.03 km extension on Tumkur Road as well as the 6.29 km southern extension (Reach-4B) on Kanakapura Road will make the Green Line about 33.52 km long after both sections open up, at different times, between 2019-2021.

Some images:

Photo Copyright: Satish Ojha

Photo Copyright: Satish Ojha

BMRCL’s June newsletter is supposed to be out any time now. Until then, here’s this section’s verbatim status as of May 1 from their May 2017 newsletter:

• The work of demolition of buildings has been awarded to M/s. SAI Retro Fabs for entire stretch. Notice to proceed with work is issued to the agency and the demolition of buildings will commence very shortly.

• The General Arrangement Drawings and Land plans have been prepared. The process for obtaining permission for use of NHAI service road for construction of Viaduct and Stations of BMRCL is under progress, with NHAI. Notice to proceed to start the work has been issued on 27.04.2017 to the contractor. Development of casting yard is under progress. Survey works are also under progress.

• Compensation packages in respect of 64 properties amounting to Rs. 99.11 Crores have been sent to SLAO, KIADB. Payment has been made in respect of 24 properties amounting to Rs. 39.60 Crores.

• Draft 28(4) Notification in respect of 6 properties required for electric utility shifting and BIEC Station is sent to SLAO, KIADB, Bangalore.

• Draft 28(1) Notification in respect of 3 additional properties pending with Government Press.

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

– TMRG

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21 Responses to "Simplex Infra Launches Work on Bangalore Metro’s BIEC Extension"

  1. KRISHNAN says:

    NDTV -Jun 10, 2017

    Bengaluru Metro: Finally On Track?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZffHWXM4c4

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  2. Sumanth says:

    When will this happen for Whitefield line?

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  3. Alok says:

    I am seeing lot of activity near sap labs till cloud nine hospital. I hope they come up with some innovative way of construction, instead of throwing the already chaotic traffic into absolute mayhem

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  4. Anand says:

    Dear TMRG,

    Could you please provide the exact locations of metro stations of BIEC, if you have general arrangement drawings for stations, please share

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  5. JC says:

    Do you have a report on the KR Puram interchange works ?

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    • TMRG says:

      Alignment of ORR & Purple lines are planned to look like this at KR Puram. See entire Whitefield line’s alignement here.

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      • JC says:

        Thanks TMRG.

        What I meant is a report on the progress of the work 🙂

        I saw a similar function (as in pics above) being held inside the Lowry campus, so was wondering whether you may have something to share…

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  6. satish says:

    Can you please share the location of Jindal metro station? this is just opposite to Chikkabidarakallu bus stop ? or Near Jindal Bus stop. Thank you…

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  7. satish says:

    Please share Nagasandra to BIEC reach 3c alignment …

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    • TMRG says:

      I’ve shown what the alignment will look like above. The line will be built on the service road’s north side.

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  8. satish says:

    Can you please share the location of Jindal metro station? this is just opposite to Chikkabidarakallu bus stop ? or Near Jindal Bus stop. Thank you…

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi – I’m unaware of the exact location. BMRCL hasn’t shared this extension’s DPR/alignment either.

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  9. Anand says:

    Dear TMRG,
    Do you have any update on DPR or station location.

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