Workers from Afcons Infrastructure have started tying up rebar between Bellandur and Ibblur to construct the first pier (pillar) of Bangalore Metro’s 56 km Blue Line on the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
Afcons was awarded ORR Line Package 1’s Rs. 785.23 crore contract in May 2021 after emerging as its lowest bidder in October 2020. Their scope includes constructing the 9.859 km Central Silkboard – Kodibeesanahalli section’s viaduct, 6 elevated stations at Central Silk Board, HSR layout, Agara, Ibbalur, Bellandur, Kadubeesanahalli, and a roughly 2.84 km long flyover with loops at Central Silkboard.
Here’s a snap shared by follower Neel:
Next steps: More rebar will be used to tie the existing rebar horizontally (see example). Once done, formwork (see example) will be brought in to facilitate a concrete pour and mold the skeletal framework into the desired shape.
Afcons is chasing a 27 month deadline and will be monitored by RITES as the Project Management Consultant to BMRCL.
Follower WF_Watcher on Twitter yesterday posted tons of snaps along the line’s route of piling work underway at Ecospace and Marathahalli wherever Afcons and Shankaranarayana Constructions (Package 2) have a clear right of way – check them out here.