Bangalore Metro Yellow Line’s Final Track Turnout Cast by Texmaco

Texmaco Rail and Engineering on Saturday celebrated casting all 27 track turnouts for Bangalore Metro’s 19.143 km Yellow Line (Reach-5) which will connect RV Road – Bommasandra through 16 elevated stations. 

These turnouts will enable the system’s CRRC-Titagarh trains to guide from one track line to another when this entirely elevated new line of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project starts commercial operations, which I reckon will not happen before Q3 2024.

Photo by Rahul Varshney

Texmaco’s scope for this line’s track-work includes 20 turnouts (10 crossovers) of 1in9 type and 7 turnouts (3 crossovers & 1 turnout) of 1in7 type.

The team had cast their 1st crossover on the line’s Package-2 back in June 2022. Its viaduct was completed by ITD Cementation in April 2021 – see images of the last segment getting launched here.

Package 2 and Package 1 of Bangalore’s Yellow Line – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 route map & info
Photo by Rahul Varshney
Photo by Rahul Varshney
Photo by Rahul Varshney

Commercial operations on this line continue to be terribly delayed due to unavailability of trains – a unique problem across India’s metro systems – as most people tracking the project closely know.

I can’t find it now, but over the summer there was an article suggesting the first couple of trains from CRRC’s 36 train-set contract will be delivered to the purple and green lines, which is yet to happen, so at this time I see this line opening up sooner than Q3 (July-Sept) 2024. I wouldn’t be surprised if the line ends opening in 2025, really.

Tamil Nadu’s government is actively exploring to extend the Yellow Line by approximately 20.5 km from Bommasandra to Hosur, and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) in August set the ball rolling for preparing its feasibility study report. They have an active tender for assigning its consultant with a bid closing deadline of September 20 that I’m tracking, so stay tuned!

For more updates, check out the Bangalore section or my Home Page! Sign up for free instant email notifications on new posts over here. Like this post? See how you can get early-access to updates and support the site over here.


written by

Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

8 Responses to "Bangalore Metro Yellow Line’s Final Track Turnout Cast by Texmaco"

  1. Gaurav says:

    Hey TMRG,
    There are multiple posts on X (formerly Twitter) about manufacturing of yellow line coaches starting at titagarh factory today. Handles like Karnataka development index have published it.

    Can you please confirm if it’s true? If true the line can start operations earlier than expected I reckon.

  2. Basava reddy says:

    Better not to have metro so much traffic issue for so many years

    Also much of expensive finally they increase the tax

    Instead proper traffic management is sufficient

    • Sudarshan says:

      Have you ever travelled to electronic City through silkboard? Public transport is the need of the hour to avoid traffic congestions. Look at the places that have metro lines up, traffic has reduced beyond comprehension. When more lines are opened for public, more options people will have to travel, which will in turn reduce traffic.

    • rocky_nnc says:

      who is this guy? ROFL. traffic expert from USA?

  3. Jishnukrishna Venkat says:

    Isn’t it that BEML won the 72-Coach contract for Yellow Line ?? WTF isn’t BMRCL going to them for their coaches, as CRRC has delayed everything..

  4. Nandish says:

    That’s very poor governance, this was supposed to be open by early 2024.

  5. dungenmaster says:

    I don t think 2024 q3 man. Atleast we can exppect trail runs in start of jan and open before lok sabha elections


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *