ITD Launches Bangalore Metro Reach 1A’s Final Segment

3 days after the inauguration of Bangalore Metro’s Whitefield Line, ITD Cementation India launched their final precast segment to complete the “missing link” on Purple Line’s 15.257 km eastern extension from Baiyyappanahalli to Whitefield.

This major civil construction milestone for 8.039 km Reach 1A (Baiyyappanahalli – Sitharama Palya) of the 73.92 km Phase 2 project was recorded between piers BP26 – BP27 at Benniganahalli.

The exact site (view on Google Maps) is adjacent to the Bengaluru – Salem railway line where ITD had launched a 65m long open web girder (OWG) in February after a lengthy design approval related delay and several launch hiccups.

With the site cleared of the OWG launch’s staging equipment, ITD’s team on Tuesday began lifting their final 11 out of roughly 2200 segments which are each 8.8m wide and 2.1m tall.

Collage by Bangalore Updates (@WF_Watcher)

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) had awarded Reach 1A’s Rs 689.51 crore civil construction to ITD – ITD Cem India JV in April 2017 with a tight 27 month deadline.

ITD Cem’s team began piling in June 2018 just north of Hope Farm Junction and started launching segments in March 2018.

Reach 1A includes 6 new stations at Benniganahalli (formerly Jyothipuram / Tin Factory), KR Pura, Singayyanapalya (formerly Mahadevapura), Gurudacharpalya, Hoodi (erst. Doddanekundi) and Sitharama Palya (formerly Visvesvaraya Industrial Area).

2.2 km Baiyappanahalli and KR Pura section of Purple Line – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Route Map and Information
Photo by Srikanth Reddy / Raju Yadav
Photo by Bangalore Updates (@WF_Watcher)

With this development, only minor civil works are pending. The span will now be stressed and lowered down, with parapet wall launching works to be performed. System works (track-work, signaling installation etc.) will follow.

The start of commercial operations between 2.2 km Baiyappanahalli and KR Pura is now just months away and I’m looking at a July – August launch date. That’ll link the new 13 km KR Pura – Whitefield section to the rest of the Bangalore Metro network making it 70.8 km strong.

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18 Responses to "ITD Launches Bangalore Metro Reach 1A’s Final Segment"

  1. Gaurav says:

    Hey TMRG, what’s the total network length of Bangalore Metro after the recent opening as per your calculations? I am waiting for you to update the homepage 🙂

  2. Raghu says:

    Hey TMRG,
    Next Target is yellow line for bmrcl looks like almost civil works are completed but rolling may delay the line any thoughts on this?

    • TMRG says:

      It’s a mess. It should have been the other way around. Hope metro operators around India have taken note of this.

  3. AJ says:

    Any updates on crrc train deliveries for electronics city yellow line..?

  4. Mandya says:

    First February, next June, Now July-August 2023. Give probable month + 6 months. Then finish early.

  5. Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

    Any Idea on when will Rolling Stock arrive ?? Yellow line is on the way..

  6. Raju Yadav says:

    May I know the person name who has shared ITD’s Team photo.
    As because this picture was taken by me and without my information, how it is shared on a public platform.

  7. Karthik B.S says:

    I havent seen recent updates on 2A n 2B and there no monthly news letters from BMRCL, thank you for updates

  8. S. Ravi says:

    Hi sir,
    When will Hebbal to International airport metro will be commissioned.

  9. shankar says:

    Sir, I am curious on How Silk board towards HSR-Bellandur Metro get connected.

  10. Ravi says:

    Hey TMRG, would you happen to know when the Full 1A (Baiyyappanahalli to Whitefield) will be operational ?


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