NCC Begins Bangalore Metro Airport Line’s Piling Work

NCC Ltd. this Sunday bored & concreted the first pile to officially mark the start of construction work on Bangalore Metro’s 37 km Airport Line (Blue Line) which will link Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to KR Puram.

This new metro line, under Bangalore Metro Phase 2B project, comprises of 3 civil packages ranging from 11 to 15 kms.

NCC was awarded 3 LOA contracts in November 2021 for 15 elevated stations & viaduct construction work, with completion deadlines ranging from 24 – 27 months. Their various team began test piling and other pre-construction activities in January 2022.

Route of Bangalore Metro’s Airport Line with key stations marked – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & route map with all stations

On Sunday, 3 piles were bored & cast for Pier AP665 near Bagalur Cross Underpass which falls under the 11.678 km Package-2. That civil package’s scope includes a viaduct between Hebbal – Bagalur Cross (chainage 10072m to 21500m), a 250m pocket track, and 5 elevated stations at Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka and Bagalur Cross.

The 4th pile was cast on Monday at a depth of 28 meters from the cut-off level. Next steps include casting a pile cap on-top to complete the pier’s substructure. Package 2 has around 576 piers for viaduct & stations, so NCC will be boring around 2300-2400 piles.

Piling for Package 1 (KR Puram – Hebbal) and Package 3 (Bagalur Cross – KIAL Airport) is planned to start by month-end. With this development, the city’s Airport Line is now officially under construction! I’ve updated all key figures across the Bangalore Metro overview, Phase 2B and Quick Snapshot pages.

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25 Responses to "NCC Begins Bangalore Metro Airport Line’s Piling Work"

  1. Yelsin Wilson says:

    Now BMRCL should speed up the DPR of phase 3 and submit within 6 months. State govt may take 1 years for approval and another 1 year for central govt, 1 year for bidding and tender process. Right now none of our projects are in their vault

  2. AJ says:

    Lots of work pending in phase 2 still… Assuming crrc contract will be terminated, bmrcl should quickly call tenders for rolling stock for 2A, 2B and yellow line

  3. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Any update on CRRC – BMRCL contract ???

  4. Rishab Mehta says:

    Do the Blue line and Pink line have an interchange station? Or they just pass over without one?

  5. Ranjan says:

    How about the remaining package bidding(airport campus section) when the bidding is going to happen and how long it may take to complete considering it as an underground section of approx 2 KM sextion?

  6. Gururaj says:

    Another construction disaster going to happen by this line with NEC, and MEIL

  7. Jaya Muthukumaran says:

    The jakkur metro station should have shuttle services from shivram karanth nagar thanisandrA railway gate etc for more footfall from people around that area

  8. Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

    Any update on Kadugodi Depot ??

    • TMRG says:

      Things are moving along. No major update at this time. Will share snaps when available.

      • Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

        BMRCL is planning to use BEML-built 42 New Coaches on its Yellow Line. These new coaches are of DTG, while the Yellow Line is CBTC. Will they make changes in the Underframe to change DTG components to CBTC..

  9. Mohanachandran says:

    Near rammurthy nagar signal one station is must

  10. anil says:

    How will the metro align near nagawara station? will it go above the existing flyover or below it? Or will it take a slight right diversion there towards bescom office?

  11. Basava reddy says:

    Requesting BMRCL to complete the pending projects instead of starting new which is causing lot of inconvenience to public.

    Every where I see some work started and halted for some reason.

  12. AMIT KUMAR says:

    Is Bettahalsoor metro station on map correct? wasn’t it was suppose to develop with embassy group near Embassy Boulevard gate?

  13. Sham Ghosh says:

    Hi Sir, how many piers are there in total for each package under Phase 2B, please advise.


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