Bangalore Metro’s Kadugodi Depot Takes Shape in Whitefield

After facing multiple blockers over the past couple years, Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project’s crucial Kadugodi Depot is finally taking shape with visible site development works for the depot’s structures.

This train maintenance depot on the 15.257 km Baiyyappanahalli – Whitefield extension of the Purple Line, along with the Challaghatta Depot, will in the future service and stable all trains on the 42.17 km line.

The depot’s Rs. 159.89 crore construction contract was awarded Vascon Engineers Ltd. in October 2019. Construction work couldn’t start due to the pending land transfer of 18.11 hectares (44.75 acres) from MoEFCC, which finally came through in December 2019. Work was then affected by pending approval from Karnataka government’s ‘expert committee’ to cut 120 trees.

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When this depot becomes operational in the 2nd half of 2023, the Purple Line’s existing Baiyyappanahalli Depot will be repurposed to serve Phase 2A and Phase 2B project’s 56 km Blue Line (Silkboard – KR – Puram – Hebbal – Airport) which is now under construction.

Location of Kadugodi Depot and route of Bangalore Metro’s Purple Line in Whitefield – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & map

Per the depot’s layout in the tender documents, it’ll consist of 24 stabling lines, 4 inspection lines, 4 workshop/repair lines and a 310 m test track.

Layout of Kadugodi Depot (view large)

Snaps via follower Guru:

Depot entry line & Channasandra Station – view large
Work underway on sheds – view large

A bunch of images from 2020 can be viewed here.

Meanwhile, Texmaco Rail and Engineering has completed casting 12/14 turnouts for this extension’s train track cross-overs. The rest 2 will be cast this week, so stay tuned!

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22 Responses to "Bangalore Metro’s Kadugodi Depot Takes Shape in Whitefield"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    What Happen to CRRC 216 Coach rolling stock tender. I’ve heard that CRRC is failed to find any Indian Components to start Manufacturing. Either they didn’t find any or the Indian Companies refuse to work with them. Any updates on that?

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  2. Arun Shankar C says:

    If this depot opens up end of 2023, then does it affect biyappanahalli Whitefield metro line completion? Or you expect both depot and line to open end of 2023?

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    • TMRG says:

      If it becomes operational, BMRCL will be able to start ops between KR Puram and Whitefield without having to wait on the Tin Factory gap.

      The way things are going, they’ll open BYP-Whitefield in one go, move all trains to Kadugodi and begin repurposing BYP depot.

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  3. Shashi says:

    Any update on which companies bid for bangalore suburban rail – corridor 2 ? Feb28th was last day for bid submission and hopefully it got a good response

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  4. CK says:

    Hi TMRG, looks like MahaRail has finally uploaded an EoI for the Pune Nashik SHSR, for empanelment of civil contractors to build stations and other civil works for the line.
    https://www.maharail.com/empanelment_consultant.php

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    • TMRG says:

      Thanks so much, I saw this 🙂 EOI is time-pass. Just an exercise to see which companies are interested in bidding. Waiting for actual tender notices to get published.

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  5. Sumit Malik says:

    What’s that line poking out in the west connected to nothing for?

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  6. Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

    Any update on Challaghatta and Hebbagodi Depots??

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  7. PRAKASH MAGAL says:

    Work on the depot silk institute- Kanakapura end- on the green line has halted for long. Even after change in contractor. Any update and light ahead?

    2. Rumours about extension of green line up to Art of Living ashram. Is this authentic? BMRCL should consider it seriously. Their revenues and cash flow will increase tremendously and help in their ROI on the additional investment. The extension distance is about 8 kms, needing 4 new stations. GOK requested to take it up.

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