Simplex Launches Bangalore Metro Reach 3C’s Final Segment

Simplex Infrastructure on Sunday night launched their final precast segment for Bangalore Metro Green Line’s 3.031 km Reach 3C project on Tumkur Road.

This elevated extension of the 73.92 km Phase 2 project connects Nagasandra (formerly Hesaraghatta Cross) and Madavar (formerly BIEC) via 88 spans and 3 new stations at Manjunathnagar, Chikkabidarakallu (formerly Jindal) and Madavar.

Photo by Rakesh Ballal

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) had awarded its Rs. 298.65 crore civil construction contract to Simplex way back in February 2017 with a 27 month deadline.

Besides BMRCL struggling with land acquisition from Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise Ltd (NICE) for years, Simplex Infra ran into financial difficulties which slowed things down on Reach 3C and led to the termination of their contract for Pink Line (Reach 6)’s 7.501 km elevated section between Dairy Circle Ramp and Kalena Agrahara in February 2021.

3 km Nagasandra – Madavar extension of Green Line – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Route Map and Information

Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. had started casting this section’s track plinth work in March 2022.

Photo by Rakesh Ballal

Godrej Interio is nearing completion on architectural and finishing works at Manjunathnagar and Chikkabidarakallu stations (view images here).

BMRCL will likely launch this section in 2 stages as Madavar Station has a long way to go. The station’s bare-boned shell has been built, but PEB roof-work, architectural finishing and station access will easily take another 9-12 months.

Here’s a cool video by Sunil H P on YouTube recorded on April 1 which shows how each station looks like:

BMRCL’s game plan for opening this section – the smallest in Phase 2 – remains unknown to me. There’s a good possibility of the 1.4 km Nagasandra – Chikkabidarakallu section opening in Q3 (July-Sept) 2023, with the rest up to Madavar opening in Q2 2024. Whether that happens or not, we shall soon find out. Stay tuned…

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8 Responses to "Simplex Launches Bangalore Metro Reach 3C’s Final Segment"

  1. Bonsy says:

    How Simplex infrastructures got this project when they have the unfinished Ejipura Flyover, pending from years.

    • Piyush says:

      Exactly what I was wondering. I thought they went bankrupt. If this is the same simplex that means this whole story of them being bankrupt is not true!!!

  2. Prasanna says:

    Surprising how this company simplex infrastructures got this work for the past 11 years or so they are doing ejipura flyover work how much money is transferred under the table GOK knows (God only knows R Government only knows)

    • Palle says:

      Hi , For ejipura flyover…..this is not company’s problem. It has capacity, due to environmental and legal issues it’s not moved.Simplex is nice company

      • Sriharsha Kolluru says:

        You say but Anjum Parvez recently said this stretch is delayed because “Namma contractor sari illa”

      • JB says:

        Are you a paid agent of Simplex? This is an unprofessional and incompetent company. They could not complete even 25% of their work in the Bannerghatta road elevated metro strech in the stipulated time. Bangalore has really suffered for this company.

        • Suman says:

          FYI, please do a little research regarding baneerghatta metro line .This company is enough good to complete any project.Also previously they completed bmrcl projects before the dead line.For Baneerghatta line consultant also responsible.

  3. AJ says:

    Simplex is still alive..? I thought it is dead long long ago


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