NCC Begins Piling for Patna Metro’s Construction

Workers from NCC Ltd. and IB Infrastructure on Tuesday quietly started piling work – the first step of construction – for Patna Metro’s 6.107 km Malahi Pakri – New ISBT section of the 14.05 km Line-2 which will connect Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT through 14 stations.

Construction works on Patna’s metro rail system – India’s 21st system to enter the construction stage – started without any grand event as usually witnessed around the country, the last one being in Agra.

NCC was awarded Package PC-01’s Rs 552.93 crore contract by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in September with a 30 month deadline. Since then, in November they barricaded portions of the line on Bypass Road, mobilized machinery, and started a new round of geotechnical soil investigation to revalidate findings of a previous investigation by CEG.

NCC’s scope of work includes building this 6.107 km section’s viaduct and 5 elevated stations at Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak, Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and New ISBT. It also includes the construction of a viaduct leading to the New ISBT Depot, as well as a small rake-interchange viaduct at Khemni Chak connecting to the 16.85 km Line-1.

Route map of Patna Metro’s Line-2 between Malahi Pakri – New ISBT with the indicative location of enroute stations – view Patna Metro info & full map

Here are some snaps shot at Bhootnath:

Pile cage getting lowered

A video of the piling rig in action can be viewed here on my Twitter page.

With this development, I’ve now moved Patna to the ‘Under Construction’ section of the site’s menu bar and Quick Snapshot page.

Next in line for construction is Surat Metro for which Sadbhav Engineering – SP Singla JV this Monday emerged as the lowest bidder to construct its first 11.6 km section. Technical bid evaluation is also underway for 2 underground packages.

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


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11 Responses to "NCC Begins Piling for Patna Metro’s Construction"

  1. Kashi says:

    abhinandan 👏

  2. Akram Raza says:

    Alhumdulillah, it’s good for us.

  3. Indra Sen says:

    When can we expect them to complete their first Pier (pillars)??

    Is there only 1 pilling machine for this whole 6.1 km section.??

    I think Rajendra Nagar terminal had also been included in the priority section.

  4. Ravishankar says:

    What is adject location of patliputra metro station

  5. Anurag Kumar says:

    Have they performed any test pilling before actual pilling work..??

  6. Mahendra Poonia says:

    We are interested pilling work.
    Please give me nnc patna metro project Manager contact number.

  7. Sri paul says:

    I havev5 year safety profession experience and I want to join metro project of patna please send me Hr . mobile no or email id to contact.


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