Bangalore Metro Begins Kengeri Extension’s Third Rail Testing

Per a newspaper advertisement, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) today started testing the 750 V DC Third Rail system of the Purple Line’s new 7.5 km Mysore Road – Kengeri Bus Terminal section.

This second new section of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project was built by IL&FS (Reach 2A) and Soma Enterprise (Reach 2B) with Alstom providing both the power supply (electrification) and signaling solutions.

Per an industry source, the Third Rail is targeted to get energized on April 5 with trial runs (train testing) starting on April 10. Hand-over to BMRCL for CMRS’ inspection is planned towards the end of June.

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This elevated section will first connect Mysore Road with Kengeri through 6 new stations in Q3 2021 and later to Challaghatta Station in 2023 which lies across NICE Peripheral Road.

It overall includes 7 new elevated stations at Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Jnana Bharathi (formerly Bangalore University Cross), Pattanagere, Kengeri Bus Terminal (formerly Mailasandra), Kengeri and Challeghatta.

Route map of Bangalore Metro’s Mysore Road – Kengeri Extension – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 information & map

Once this elevated section becomes operational in Q3 this year, the existing 18.10 km Purple Line, connecting Baiyyappanahalli – Mysore Road, will become 25.60 km long and the entire Bangalore Metro network will become 55.60 km large – surpassing Chennai Metro’s 54.10 km network to once again become the 3rd largest in India.

Here’s a snap of architectural finishing underway at Rajarajeshwari Nagar Station back in February:

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15 Responses to "Bangalore Metro Begins Kengeri Extension’s Third Rail Testing"

  1. Vishal Kumar says:

    Is there any update on Patna metro line-1 Elevated section from Danapur cantt to pataliputra station?
    What’s about the underground section from Mithapur ramp to Raja bazar section??
    What’s about the underground section of patna metro line 2??
    Pier work for the metro had started or not??

    • TMRG says:

      1. Still in technical bid evaluation
      2. Tender notice is pending
      3. Still in technical bid evaluation
      4. Naah, haven’t heard, read or seen that starting

    • Hari Puttar says:

      on youtube you can see videos about patna metro work

  2. Rahul says:

    In Bangalore, when will Jayanagar to electronic City metro rail will start running ?

  3. Mayank Rathi says:

    When is the yellow line supposed to open?

  4. Vinay Kumar P says:

    Is there any proposal to extend Metro line from Chellaghatta to Bidadi

  5. VT says:

    Hi TMRG, Any further info on Silk Institute – Kanakapura Road Depo plan? Has the contract been awarded?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, NCC is building the main-line towards the depot. Depot and depot’s entry/exit ramp’s contract is yet to be awarded.

  6. Pooja says:

    Any idea of metro extending from nagasandra to BIEC…. Metro completion &extending further to nelamangala too… It will b so easier to travel from outer district persons to travel from nrlamangala to majestic…..

  7. khalak baig says:

    I think now starts metro from Kengeri to yashwantpur let me know thank you

  8. Varun says:

    Is chellaghatta a metro station or depot ? If it’s a station I assume it will be last stop and not Kengeri.
    Could you please help to confirm ? Also when it’s expected to complete any idea ?


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