Indore Metro’s Geotechnical Work Underway for Packages 2 & 3

In North Indore, a massive geotechnical investigation exercise has been silently underway since December 2021 for constructing Indore Metro Phase 1’s Packages IN-02 and IN-03.

A host of geotechnical contractors with 45 rigs have been employed to perform standard penetration tests (SPT) for approximately 550 boreholes by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL), URC Construction (subcontractor) and STUP Consultants to revalidate previous findings to aid in construction design.

The list includes Sai Geotechnical Engineers with 12 rigs, Cengrs Geotechnica with another 12 rigs, Techpro Engineers with 13 rigs, C. E. Testing Company, and M.K. Soil Testing Laboratory.

One of Sai Geotechnical Engineers’ sites

RVNL was awarded a Rs. 382 crore contract in September 2021 for constructing Package IN-02 with 7 elevated stations at ISBT/MR10 Flyover, Chandragupta Square, Hira Nagar, Bapat Square, Meghdoot Garden, Vijay Nagar Square & Radisson Square. Construction work for its viaduct is underway by Dilip Buildcon.

Indicative locations of Line-3’s stations between ISBT/MR10 Flyover and Radisson Square – view Indore Metro info and route map

Also in September 2021, RVNL was awarded a Rs. 1034 crore contract for Package IN-03’s work with a 10.927 km viaduct between MR10 Road – Gandhi Nagar on ‘Super Corridor’.

Their scope also includes work for 9 elevated stations at Gandhi Nagar, Super Corridor 6, Super Corridor 5, Super Corridor 4, Super Corridor 3, Super Corridor 2 and Super Corridor 1, Bhawarsala Square and MR 10 Road. Scope also includes constructing a roughly 575m depot-line.

Map of Gandhi Nagar – MR 10 section of Yellow Line via the tender docs – view Indore Metro info & full map

Approximately 300 out of 550 planned boreholes have been completed so far, and work is planned to wrapped by the end of February. Few additional snaps:

Photo via Sai Geotechnical Engineers
Photo via Sai Geotechnical Engineers

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7 Responses to "Indore Metro’s Geotechnical Work Underway for Packages 2 & 3"

  1. Techpro Engineers Pvt Ltd says:

    Techpro Engineers Pvt Ltd till today above 100 bore hole completed at Indore metro site. 13 Machine running at site.

  2. Snowfox says:

    Doesn’t the area near supercorridor seem too sparsely populated and developed for a Metro to be viable? Too far apart from the dense city? Is it an industrial area connector?

    • Hari Puttar says:

      IMC has not given the permission to build buildings in Super Corridor still
      but They might give it in this year .
      only The super corridor stretch is not much populated otherwise other parts are viable .
      Metro will not start before 2024 so till then the Super Corridor has time to develop Atleast residential part .

  3. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Rvnl experience for metro construction is from kolkata line 3&6,done a good job inspite of land Acquisition and encroachment problems!

  4. Prince says:

    City is most densely populated between Rajwada and Palasia Square, shouldn’t be metro underground in this section. Elevated metro pillars will take away most of the MG Road
    which is already considered narrow if you consider traffic volume.


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