Bangalore Metro’s RV Road Interchange Starts Taking Shape

In south-central Bengaluru, a key interchange station at Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road has started taking shape for Bangalore Metro’s 73.92 km Phase 2 project.

Workers from HCC – URCC JV here are constructing a new station box for the 19.14 km Yellow Line (RV Road – Bommasandra) which was awarded for Reach 5 Package 3’s construction in June 2017 through a Rs. 797.29 crore contract with a 36 month deadline.

When ready in 2023, this station will allow riders to transfer to and from the Green Line’s RV Road Station which was built by IVRCL – CR18G JV along with NCC (viaduct) for the 42.30 km Phase 1 project’s Reach 4.

HCC – URCC JV’s 6.34 km section includes an approximately 3.2 km long double decker viaduct on Marenahalli Road for vehicles and metro trains, with 5 new stations at RV Road, Ragigudda, Jayadeva Hospital, BTM Layout and Central Silk Board.

Location of the cross-over – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 map & info

Back in 2016, BMRCL realigned the Yellow Line to the west side of the existing Green Line’s station after opposition from local residents. In November 2019, HCC – URCC completed launching segments for the Yellow Line’s span above the Green Line at a height of 19.8m above the road level.

Here are some snaps from BMRCL’s latest December 2020 newsletter and from followers:

Concrete pour for a portion of the concourse level (Grid K-H) – via BMRCL’s newsletter
Looking north – Photo Copyright: Dhanush Kumar
Photo Copyright: Dhanush Kumar
Looking south-west – Photo Copyright: Prakash Magal

A recent article by Naveen Menezes in Bangalore Mirror mentioned CRRC will begin supplying 36 6-coach trains from the second half of 2022, but I imagine the first batch of trains will be deployed on the purple and green lines which are being extended in Phase 2 in all four directions to places like Whitefield and Kengeri.

The Green Line’s Silk Institute extension just opened up, and the rest 3 extensions are in a comparable or more advanced stage of construction to the Yellow Line, so BMRCL will immediately require new trains to maintain the current level of frequency on the purple and green lines.

The start of operations at RV Road Station largely depends on the completion of the Jayadeva Station (interchange for Yellow & Pink lines) and I see operations here starting no sooner than mid-2023 at this time. BMRCL hasn’t announced their game plan for the Yellow Line, but I imagine it will open up in two stretches – Bommasandra to Silk Board (along Hosur Road) and Silk Board to RV Road.

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17 Responses to "Bangalore Metro’s RV Road Interchange Starts Taking Shape"

  1. Kiran says:

    36 month deadline puts civil completion at June 2020 and these buggers by now have just this to show?

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  2. Gaurav says:

    Hi

    Any updates on whether the land acquisition issues around Tin Factory have been resolved?
    I remember reading a new article which suggests that BMRCL would start the purple line extension towards Whitefield without the station at Tin Factory being fully ready. Trains would not be stopping at Tin Factory to start with.

    If BMRCL plans to start operations with this plan, when do you reckon the purple line extension towards Whitefield should be ready?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, land acquisition is reportedly still not complete for the entire BYP-KRP stretch. With or without Tin Factory Station, I currently see it opening no sooner than 2023. See my thoughts here: https://themetrorailguy.com/2021/01/26/track-installation-begins-for-bangalore-metros-whitefield-extension/

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      • Hind says:

        Hi TMRG

        Here’s a snippet from the April newsletter of BMRCL

        REACH–1–EXTEN-(BAIYAPPANAHALLI TO WHITEFIELD)–15.5 K.M

        ENTIRE AREA OF 1,70,362.23 SQ. MTRS. REQUIRED FOR VIADUCT AND STATIONS IS
        ACQUIRED AND 1,64,152.05 SQM IS HANDEDOVER TO ENGINEERING SECTION. 45 ACRES
        OF FOREST LAND REQUIRED FOR KADUGODI DEPOT HAS ALSO BEEN ACQUIRED.
        PERMISSION FOR CUTTING TREES IS RECEIVED FROM THE TREE OFFICER.

        I had also read in a news report that they have gotten a go ahead for cutting the trees.
        IMO, the remaining area to be handed over is the lake-bund area itself.

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  3. Swadesh says:

    Hello TMRG, I recently heard that BMRCL has started the construction of the ORR line (Phase 2A), at Kadubisanahalli station to be specific. Do you have any details on this? Also a separate question, does the RV Road – Bommasandra line fall into phase 2A as well?

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  4. Kishor R says:

    I’m the Engineer of RV road station, this concrete was done in last December

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  5. Jishnukrishna Venkat Science Jn says:

    That’s Gonna be Cool Tho!

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  6. Jishnukrishna Venkat Science Jn says:

    Anyways..Happy Republic Day tho

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  7. Jishnukrishna Venkat Science Jn says:

    But this means that RV road’s PF Alignment will be 2-1-3-4

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  8. Jishnukrishna Venkat Science Jn says:

    Lol the Yellow Line is actually almost ready. Just Wait and Watch ! By Late-Mid-2022, around July, this line will be operational

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