NCC Launches Bangalore Metro Airport Line Package 2’s 1st U-Girder

NCC Ltd. on Friday night launched the 1st of 730 U-girders for Package 2 of Bangalore Metro’s 37 km Airport Line (Blue Line) which will link Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to KR Puram.

This milestone was recorded between piers AP700 – AP701 near Bagalur Cross Station using 28m long girders cast at NCC’s yard located in Hennur (view on Google Maps).

Heading out of Hennur Casting Yard – Photo by Vel Murugan

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.

11.678 km Package 2 connects Hebbal – Bagalur Cross (chainage 10072.00m to 21500.000m) with 5 elevated stations at Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka and Bagalur Cross.

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

NCC’s various teams began piling for construction in February 2022, cast the 1st pile cap in March 2022, and began casting U-girders for packages 1 & 2 in June 2022.

In Package 2, NCC will launch 660 U-girders for its viaduct and 70 U-girders at the track-level within the 5 stations.

Photo by Vel Murugan
Photo by K Vinay Kumar
Photo by K Vinay Kumar

Video by Namma Metro on YouTube:

Just 3 weeks ago, NCC launched 15.011 km Package 3 (Bagalur Cross – KIA), in fact the entire line’s, 1st set of U-girders near Chikkajala – view images here.

Launching activity for a total of 9 spans (18 U-girders) has been completed so far. Here’s a snap from last week:

Photo by All Talk! (@itcrowdtalk)

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One Response to "NCC Launches Bangalore Metro Airport Line Package 2’s 1st U-Girder"

  1. Ganeshprasad says:

    Very happy excepting early finish


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