OK, I lied. Some of these stations have been ready since 2012!
Here’s a picture-post with some new images of the 8 elevated stations on Bangalore Metro’s 8 km Reach-4/4A of the Green Line between National College and Yelachenahalli which are slated to open their doors to users on June 18 after getting inaugurated a day before by President Pranab Mukherjee.
These stations have been long completed but had to wait for the Green Line’s underground tunneling works, between Sampige Road – National College, to first get completed in order for trains from Peenya Depot in north Bangalore to access this part of the line in south Bangalore. The BMRCL at one point considered airlifting coaches and placing them on the South Ramp, as done previously in Delhi & Gurgaon, but gave up on it due to logistical and economic reasons, including what would have become a post-launch train maintenance nightmare. After the line’s final TBM breakthrough in September 2016, the BMRCL in November slowly pulled a train through the parallel tunnel to enter the National College Station for the 1st time – a major milestone of the 42.30 km Phase 1 project.
List of civil contractors:
Reach-4 (National College – RV Road) – 4.1 km
• Viaduct – NCC
• Stations – IVRCL-CR18G JV (Jayanagar & RV Road) ; Larsen & Toubro (National College, Lalbagh & South End Circle)
Reach-4A (RV Road – Yelachenahalli) – 3.9 km
• Viaduct & Stations – JMC Projects
Unless mentioned, all images have been sourced from BMRCL’s June 2017 newsletter. Enjoy!
National College Station
Lal Bagh Station
South End Circle Station
RV Road Station
JP Nagar Station
Hungry for more? See this link for images of KR Market Station and this link for images of Majestic Station – both on the 4 km UG-1 section of the line which’ll open up along with the above elevated stations.
For more updates, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!