Bangalore Metro to Power-up Green Line’s R4B to Anjanapura Today

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) will today (Sunday) restrict commercial operations on the 24.20 km Green Line’s 3.9 km Reach-4A (RV Road – Yelachenahalli) to power-up the new 6.29 km Yelachenahalli – Anjanapura Reach-4B section which is being built as part of the 73.92 km Phase 2 project.

BMRCL’s press release

BMRCL is taking up the work of drawing of 33KV power cables from the Yelachenahalli Receiving Sub Station to Yelachenahalli station and beyond for powering the Reach-4 extension line from Yelachenahalli to Anjanapura Station. For this work, Metro Train service between R.V. Road and Yelachenahalli Metro Station on Green Line will remain suspended on 16/02/2020 (Sunday). However, Metro trains will be available between Nagasandra and R.V. Road Stations.

Normal train services between Nagasandra and Yelachenahalli stations will be resumed from 5.00 AM of 17/02/2020 (Monday).

This section includes 6 new elevated stations at Konankunte Cross (erst. Anjanapura Cross Road), Doddakallasandra (erst. Krishna Leela Park / ISKON), Vajrahalli, Thalgattapura, and Anjanapura (erst. Anjanapura Township) –

Route of Yelachenahalli – Anjanapura section of Green Line – view Bangalore Metro map & information

It also includes a new depot, south of NICE Road, to serve the entire line but construction on it or to it hasn’t commenced yet. That wouldn’t affect operations though as the Peenya Depot, in north Bengaluru, is capable of servicing the entire line. The new depot is planned to come up at the Devika Rani Roerich Estate, but the depot-line connecting to it still requires Stage-II approvals from the Forest Department.

Per the latest newsletter, civil construction of this section by NCC Ltd. is in advanced stage – 87% complete in January vs 86% in December 2019, and track-plinth casting work by Texmaco Rail & Engineering is also nearing completion – 11383m has been cast out of 12580m with 11700m handed to Texmaco. With the line getting powered up today, manual trial runs on a portion of it can be expected to start very soon through one pair of the tracks.

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

– TMRG

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11 Responses to "Bangalore Metro to Power-up Green Line’s R4B to Anjanapura Today"

  1. Gouri Prasad says:

    They’re targeting August 15 2020 opening. This small stretch will make a big difference to road traffic.

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  2. Surya Prasad C A says:

    This line had least demand and should have finished last. There was more demand towards ECity, BG Road and ORR than this or at least they could have once for all finished till Konanakunte instead of Yelachenahalli and rest they could have finished after other important lines.

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  3. Braga says:

    This line will have a significant impact.
    while the population density is quite low in that area , the proximity of NICE road means this becomes the nearest station for residents from electronic city (travel time <30 mins) compared to the existing nearest metro station -RV road or JPnagar (both take more tahn 1 hour)

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    • Ashok N says:

      That would be if BMTC would take the initiative to run buses from ECity to the station. But knowing govt organisations, it would take 2-3 years for them to take decisions and implement them quickly.
      Alternatively, ELCIA can also operate buses.

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  4. Parthasarathy says:

    Any extension of metro in Bengaluru is good news (every inch matters :P)! It’s taking longer for the congested IT corridors to be connected but that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t be. Hope Ecity and ITPL are connected in another couple of years.

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  5. VT says:

    Do you still see feasibility of operations starting for 15th Aug?

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  6. Somashekhar says:

    Today they have started trial run between yelechenahally to Anjanapura. It’s really a good news for the residents along Kanakapura Road. Hopefully the live run also will start ASAP.

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