ITD Cem Casts 1st Pier for Bangalore Metro’s Line-3 at Electronic City

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 –

Purple Star: location of Line-3’s 1st pier – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 map & info

Some images shot in February and today –

Formwork being erected (shot in early February) – Photo Copyright: Gyan Roy

Ready for a concrete pour (shot in late February) – Photo Copyright Vijay G Richards

Ready! – Photo Copyright Vijay G Richards

Photo Copyright: Gyan Roy

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 –

Photo Copyright: Gyan Roy

Photo Copyright: Gyan Roy

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!

– TMRG

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14 Responses to "ITD Cem Casts 1st Pier for Bangalore Metro’s Line-3 at Electronic City"

  1. Ashok Kumar says:

    Very good progress by ITD – ITD India Cem, when compared to phase 1. At least the fear of handing 4 crucial packages to one single company is being put to rest now.

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  2. S Thiyaga Rajan says:

    Finishing quality looks good

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  3. Syed Khaja says:

    Nice progress…

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  4. Madhavaraj says:

    It is a very good work done by it’d . It shows it may complete and hand over in time to BMRCL.

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  5. CHETHAN B E says:

    Very nice progress, if government stops corruption, the finishing date would be very near

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  7. Srinivasa Prabhu says:

    Thank you for the update and good work done by itd cements. Any update on demolition of jayadeva flyover. It was supposed to be start by jan end and mow we are in mid march.. no signs at all… also work in that stretch is very slow when compared to the other contractors

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  8. S. Pathan says:

    Very Nice. Quality Work done by ITD Cemindia JV

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  9. Doddanna says:

    slow progress on RV road to E-City Reach 5 line as compared to Whitefield line. Am I correct?

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  10. Balu says:

    What is time frame for completion of pile work along Marenahalli road, Jayadeva hospital, BTM layout, BG Road to Gottigere. I’m age 80.Will I be able to travel by Namma Metro on above lines in next 1 or 2 years.

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  11. Subramanya Jayaram says:

    Any new updates on electronic City line.. very slow progress observed from past 2 months.

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