GR Infra Launches Bangalore Metro’s 1st Segment After Takeover

GR Infraprojects in November-end began launching precast segments for completing pending construction work on the 7.5 km Dairy Circle Ramp – Kalena Agrahara section of Bangalore Metro’s Pink Line (Reach 6).

The team recorded this milestone on Bannerghatta Road in Arekere neighborhood (view on Google Maps) using a string of 8.5 meter wide girders with weights varying between 38 and 42 tons.

This elevated section of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project was originally awarded in September 2017 to Simplex Infrastructures with a 27 month deadline. Following poor progress, the contract was re-tendered out with GR Infra getting awarded a Rs. 364.87 crore contract in August with a 21 month deadline.

Their contract’s five stations are located at Kalena Agrahara (formerly Gottigere), Hulimavu, IIM-B, JP Nagar 4th Phase, and Tavarekere (formerly Swagath Road). Jayadeva Interchange is being built by HCC-URCC JV.

Pink Line’s elevated section (Dairy Circle Ramp – Kalena Agrahara) – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & map

GR Infra also took over Simplex Infra’s Sakalavara casting yard and cast the first segment in September.

The tendering process for the Pink Line’s systems (rolling stock, signaling etc.) has still not started yet, so there’s a long way to go for this line to become operational which I estimate would happen no sooner than mid-2024.

For more updates, check out the Bangalore Metro section or my Home Page!

– TMRG

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7 Responses to "GR Infra Launches Bangalore Metro’s 1st Segment After Takeover"

  1. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Bro, what is the progress of
    1) Kadugodi Depot ?
    2) Hebbagodi Depot ?
    Completion of these these depots will greatly affect the opening of new line/extn.
    Also any update on 3) Hyderabad Metro Phase 2 ?

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    • Sandeep says:

      Hi Bro, there was discussion around pink line to extend till Basavanapura. Is it true?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hey, I haven’t seen / heard of significant depot updates or Hyd’s PH2. Trees at Kadugodi I believe have still not been cut due to pending approvals

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  2. Prajwal says:

    Hey TMRG, I just heard that the purple line depot at challaghatta will not be elevated but would be at ground level. Is it true?

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    • TMRG says:

      Yeah, there was a recent article on it, believe in New Indian Express. Not sure why they took such a long time to decide.

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  3. VT says:

    Any progress on Kanakapura Road Depot, Don’t see any work happening?

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