NCC Casts Bangalore Metro Airport Line’s 1st Pile Cap

NCC Ltd. on Saturday poured concrete to cast the first pile cap of 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 teams began test piling and other pre-construction activities in January 2022 followed by piling for construction in February.

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

The pile-cap for Pier AP665 near Bagalur Cross has a size of 4.3m x 4.3m x 1.5m. The pier cage on top of it has a diameter of 1.6 meters.

Ready to cast

This pile cap is located on the line’s 11.678 km Package-2. That civil package’s scope involves construction of 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.

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8 Responses to "NCC Casts Bangalore Metro Airport Line’s 1st Pile Cap"

  1. Raghu says:

    Hi TMRG
    Look’s like electronic City metro is close to completion including hebbagodi depot if no trains are delivered from crrc what happens to the line

    • Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

      BMRCL will run the 7 trains (42 Bogies) which were made for Purple/Green Lines, by converting their components from DTG to CBTC in the Underframe and Control Panel. They already said this once..

    • Nirup H M says:

      There are 7 new 6 coach trains procured by bmrcl from beml which will be used in case there are no rolling stocks provided by crrc.

  2. Amol says:

    Dear Metro Rail Guy,

    From your point of view when will be Airport metro Operation will begin??

    Is work on this stretch is behind the schedule?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Umamaheshwar Rao C Chikkam says:

      March 2025 scheduled for completion, it is possible as there was no major land acquisition issues in this line, except the issue for construct a depo, as an alternative Biyyappanahalli depo can be utilize for operations for BIAL to Silk board line, until completion of shettygere depo dedicated for BIAL line operations and maintenance

    • The Indian Railway Guy says:

      I’m guessing realistically we’re looking at operations starting by late-2027. Anything before that will be an optimistic deadline, since not a single stretch so far has been completed on/before time by BMRCL. TMRG mentioned that due to construction practicalities, 2027 was his initial estimated year of opening. But now the work is slightly behind schedule so it may get pushed by a few months.

  3. SUMUKHA says:

    Will there be a direct connectivity to airport from Mysore Road or Majestic line?

  4. SUMUKHA says:

    Will there be a direct connectivity to airport from Mysore Road or Majestic line?


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