CMRS Inspects Bangalore Metro’s KR Pura – Baiyyappanahalli Section

The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) from the Indian Railways’ Southern Circle today completed inspection on Bangalore Metro Purple Line’s 2.2 km Baiyyappanahalli – Benniganahalli – KR Pura section.

The opening of this elevated section of the Bangalore Metro Phase 2 projects‘s Reach 1A will complete the missing link between the Purple Line’s 2 operational sections: 25.60 km Kengeri – Baiyyappanahalli and 13 km KR Pura – Whitefield (Kadugodi).

Route of Purple Line’s Baiyyappanahalli – Benniganahalli – KR Pura section – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 route map and information

The CMRS’ statutory inspection, which was postponed multiple times over the last 2 weeks, involved assessing Benniganahalli Station’s passenger amenities, control room facilities, a motor-trolley inspection of the line’s 65m long open web girder (OWG) and viaduct (by ITD Cementation India) and critical systems (track by Texmacosignaling & electrification by Alstom) enroute.

Here’s a detailed inspection schedule, originally for September 13, which was followed today:

Some snaps:

Benniganahalli Station Photo by Rahul Varshney
Benniganahalli Station – Photo by Rahul Varshney

Some photos of Benniganahalli Station’s exterior which looks far better than other stations on the line can be viewed here and here on @WF_Watcher’s X timeline.

Photo by Rahul Varshney
OWG inspection – Photo by Yathish MN
OWG’s inspection – Photo by Yathish MN
viaduct leading to OWG’s visual inspection – Photo by Deccan Herald

Approvals from the CMRS are always conditional in nature and I expect the CMRS’ team to submit their report by Friday evening or latest by Monday morning.

We’ll have to wait and see what conditions are laid out for Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to rectify before the start of operations, how quickly remediation work is performed and a compliance report is sent back to the CMRS. The line’s opening then will be dictated by the availability of local and national politicians’ calendars.

Whenever the line opens – which should happen within 2 weeks, Bangalore Metro’s Purple Line will become 40.86 km long connecting Kengeri – Whitefield (Kadugodi) and the entire network will become 70.86 km large.

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9 Responses to "CMRS Inspects Bangalore Metro’s KR Pura – Baiyyappanahalli Section"

  1. Deepak says:

    What happened to the Kengeri to Challaghatta extension? Wasn’t it also supposed to be ready for the CMRS inspection?

    • TMRG says:

      Inspection date hasn’t been finalized

      • Jagadish says:

        When can we expect baiyappanahalli to KR puram metro openings.

        • Srini says:

          On Jan 2024

        • Kishan says:

          Don’t expect it the eschwdule was in June 15 th then it moved to July 15 th . Then it was sep 11 th then it was 21 St sep.ecen though the rail track was ready by sep 5 th the inspection happened on 21 St sep just because the inspector was busy.. wht they don’t know is around a lakh PPL r waiting for this link to open so tht they can commute..these officials are in a different world all together .is they made a Lil sense they wld have spw d up the things

  2. Ashok says:

    Any updates on Yellow line

    • Rathnakar says:

      Basavaraj Bommai govt had asked to open yellow line by June 2023 which was originally scheduled to open in 2021. once Siddaramaiah govt came in to power it was postponed to Oct’23 and then to Dec’23. Why don’t govt understand importance of time management. Lakhs of people working in electronic City are waiting for traffic free and pollution free mode of transport.

      • VENKATESH R says:

        Yellow lane will open on June 2024 because of shortage of trains,
        There is no train to open Baiyappanahalli to K R pura, How they will open yellow lane so soon.
        Simply they postpone the dates
        when mr Modi opened the whitefield route not even single station interior work was finished because of the election the route opened.
        Now for the one station from baiyappanahalli to k r pura, they have given the reason paper work was not complete some thing bla bla bla for reason for delay. Only god know when it will be opened
        BMRCL MD Mr Anjum Parvez please wake up

    • SriVenkat VidyaSubramanian says:

      Prototype of the Chinese Coaches HV been unveiled at CRRC. See TMRG’s second last post on BMRCL..


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