Workers from the ITD – ITD India Cem JV today completed casting their first pier for Bangalore Metro’s 19.143 km Line-3 which will connect Bommasandra and RV Road stations under the 73.95 km Phase 2 project.
Piling work to build this pier’s foundation began in August 2017 – a few months after ITD Cementation won Reach-5’s 6.418 km Package-1 (Bommasandra – Hosa Road) in April 2017 for a value of Rs. 485.52 crores. Workers began tying rebar for the first set of piers in November and began shuttering work using casting molds (formwork) in early February 2018.
The pier is located just north of the U-shaped grade separator over Hosur Road near Aisin NTTF’s office in Electronic City –
Some images shot in February and today –
More images of the pier will be added here when available.
Here are some images of the nearby ‘Electronic City – 2’ Station shot earlier this month –
ITD Cem has taken about 11 months to cast their first pier for this line since receiving the letter of award (LoA) in April 2017. For comparison, IL&FS ECC on Reach-2A (Mysore Road – Pattanagere) took 17 months, Soma Enterprise on Reach-2B (Pattanagere – Challagatta) took 10 months, NCC on Reach-4B (Yelachenahalli – Anjanapura Township) took 9 months, and ITD Cem on Reach-1B (Visvesvaraya Industrial Area Station – Whitefield) took just 7 months.
For more updates, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!