SNC Launches Bangalore Metro ORR Line’s 1st Pier Cap

Shankaranarayana Constructions (SNC) on Friday early morning erected their first 9.5m wide pier cap in Mahadevapura for 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.

This feat by SNC for the ORR Line’s 8.377 km Package 2 (Kodibeesanahalli – KR Puram) was recorded at pier ORP-473, located opposite Bagmane Tech Park, which was cast in January and stands 13.7 meters tall.

All images are via Package 2’s team members

The pier cap weighs 65T and such launches will now become a regular nightly affair in the city.

BMRCL awarded ORR Line Package 2’s Rs. 623.55 crore contract to SNC in May 2021 with a tight 27 month deadline.

SNC’s scope includes constructing the line’s Kodibeesanahalli – KR Puram section’s 8.377 km viaduct, 7 elevated stations at Kodibeesanahalli, Marathahalli, ISRO, Doddanekundi, DRDO sports complex, Saraswathi Nagar and K R Puram, a 1.097 km depot-line linking to the existing Baiyapanahalli Depot and a 0.30 km pocket track.

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

Further up north on the Blue Line, NCC’s Package 3 team has cast the Airport Line’s first pier (AP-851 in Chikkajala – view image) while Package 2’s team has started casting their first pier (AP665 near Bagalur Cross). I’ll write a quick post on it when the molds are removed.

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14 Responses to "SNC Launches Bangalore Metro ORR Line’s 1st Pier Cap"

  1. AK says:

    Amy updates on package 1 work by afcons..? they r going slow n behind schedule

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    • The Indian Railway Guy says:

      I guess Afcons will also start launching pier caps soon, but they haven’t erected as many piers as SNC to start with. They’re slightly behind schedule I believe.

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      • Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

        More than the Silk Board – K R Puram line, the Core Focus is on KIA line. Hence they r doing it a Bit Faster. Since Bayappanahalli is closer to KR Puram, the Depot will easily serve the KR Puram to Airport Phase-2B section, and will not be connected to the completion of the Phase-2A part.

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  2. Abhijit Seal says:

    How may pier caps are ready in backyard for erections in the other pillars. How many pillars has been completed? All this data helps.

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  3. Not required ED will raid says:

    In our country most of the metro work executed by various competent bidders were ahead of schedule or ontime. However Karnataka most of the public works are delayed significantly with payment of huge escalation. I feel in our entire country, Karnataka is the most corrupt state.

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  4. Citizen says:

    In our country most of the metro work executed by various competent bidders were ahead of schedule or ontime. However Karnataka most of the public works are delayed significantly with payment of huge escalation. I feel in our entire country, Karnataka is the most corrupt state.

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  5. Syed Shabbir says:

    This new company SNC is doing a great job I hope BBMP will not play and create problems for them.

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  6. Bhaskar says:

    When the Metro from White Field ( Kadugodi) to Bayapan halli is expected to start running.

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  7. Ravi says:

    Please use correct spellings. It is Kaadubeesanahalli. Don’t change name of locations.

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    • The Indian Railway Guy says:

      There are two stations. One is Kodibisanahalli and one is Kadubeesanahalli.

      Because both stations are in the same area, on both sides of the underpass. Also don’t worry, Kadubeesanahalli station will likely be renamed to Embassy Tech Village station (Kadubeesanahalli) because Embassy’s sponsoring it apparently.

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  8. Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

    Another new girder technology has come to India – Arch Girder. Agra metro is using these. Hope BMRC’s Phase-3.0 (ORR West line and all) also use this technology

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  9. M. Durgarao says:

    Farm work for men

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