Bangalore Metro ORR Line’s 1st Pier Takes Shape

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).

The city’s new Blue Line by BMRCL is being developed in Phase 2A (ORR Line) and Phase 2B (Airport Line) to connect Silkboard – KR Puram – Bengaluru International Airport through 30 stations.

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.

Route Map of Phase 2A’s ORR Line-5 (Blue Line) – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2A info & map

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.

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


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5 Responses to "Bangalore Metro ORR Line’s 1st Pier Takes Shape"

  1. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    This is wonderful. Keep it up Afcons! Hope SNC also reaches this milestone soon.

  2. Avinash says:

    This is good development respite facing hurdles in tree locating Afcons are doing there best. By january end can expect few more pillars ready between Bellandur and Iblur.

  3. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    With this pace Afcon tight complete the civil work in Q3/Q4 2023 , which is great..Hope SNC also catches up to Afcon.

  4. Rishab Mehta says:

    How will the blue line and yellow line interface? The silk board junction doesn’t seem to have an interchange…


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