BMRCL to Power Up Green Line’s Anjanapura Extn on Aug 14

Per a newspaper advertisement, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) on Friday will power-up Bangalore Metro’s new 6.29 km Yelachenahalli – Anjanapura Reach-4B section’s 750 V DC Third Rail system to facilitate the start of train testing (trial runs).

This first new section of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project was built by NCC, with Alstom providing both the power supply (electrification) and signalling solutions.

Per an industry source, the U200 Distance-to-Go (DTG) signalling system was ready in early-June, but the Third Rail installation had some issues which have since been rectified. Actual train testing is planned to start between August 18-20.

BMRCL’s notification – via @BengaluruTrains

Once this elevated section becomes operational later this year, the existing 24.20 km Green Line, connecting Hesaraghatta Cross with Yelachenahalli, will become 30.49 km long.

It includes 5 new elevated stations at Konankunte Cross (formerly Anjanapura Cross Road), Doddakallasandra (erst. Krishna Leela Park / ISKON), Vajrahalli, Thalgattapura, and Anjanapura (formerly Anjanapura Township) –

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

A new depot at Devika Rani Roerich Estate, south of NICE Road, has been planned to serve the entire line but construction on it or to it hasn’t commenced yet due to pending approvals from the city’s Tree Committee after Stage 2 clearance was granted on June 4 by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. That wouldn’t affect operations though as the Peenya Depot, in north Bengaluru, is capable of servicing the entire line.

Here are some recent images of the stations enroute where finishing work is underway by Godrej Interio:

Doddakallasandra Station – Photo Copyright: BMRCL (June newsletter published in July-end)
Doddakallasandra Station – Photo Copyright: BMRCL (June newsletter published in July-end)
Konanakunte Cross Station – Photo Copyright: Prajavani via @BengaluruTrains

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


Hat-tip to ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು TrainUsers (@BengaluruTrains)

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5 Responses to "BMRCL to Power Up Green Line’s Anjanapura Extn on Aug 14"

  1. Chirag says:

    Eagerly waiting for the metro to start near my home 🙂

  2. Ashok N says:

    Least used corridor, but a good milestone nonetheless.

    • Sham says:

      Least used? The extension hasn’t opened yet & you say least used!

      I think this extension will boost ridership hugely as there are 10s of 1000s of new apartments along Kanakapura road.

  3. Parthasarathy says:

    Any and every small extension helps. Hope work on other lines in this phase are opened fast (particularly the Ecity and ITPL stretches).

  4. Raghu Allam says:

    Big boon for people staying . The road below is crowded , this will help ease the traffic and people can go to into the city without a problem


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