Namma Metro: Nagasandra to Madavara stretch likely to open by July-end

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Published May 14, 2024 at 3:58pm

    3.7-km extension of Namma Metro's Green Line from Nagasandra to Madavara

    This stretch to commence commercial operations by the end of July

    Stretch includes 3 stations: Manjunath Nagar, Chikkabidarakallu and Madavara

The 3.7-kilometer extension of Namma Metro’s Green Line from Nagasandra to Madavara is expected to commence commercial operations by the end of July, after overcoming a five-year delay. This segment includes three stations: Manjunath Nagar, Chikkabidarakallu (formerly Jindal Nagar), and Madavara (BIEC), with a total project cost of Rs 298 crore.

Initially slated for an August 2019 opening, the project faced numerous setbacks. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) also constructed 3 kilometers of roads to improve access to Anchepalya village and surrounding areas.

Also read: Bengaluru: Controversy surrounds metro over new rule imposing fines on extended station stays

The new stretch will significantly ease travel for thousands of visitors to the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre and benefit residents of Madanayakanahalli, Makali villages, and Nelamangala, with the terminal station being just 6 kilometers away.

BMRCL Managing Director M Maheshwar Rao reportedly stated, “Track works have just been completed. Testing will take place over the next couple of months, aiming for a July-end operational launch.”

Station painting, granite laying, and system works (electrical and signaling) are pending but are targeted for completion by June. Following trial runs and inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, the line is expected to open by July-end. The current Green Line trains will service the new stations, ensuring seamless operations.

The project encountered several issues, including a recent labour shortage due to workers leaving for festivals and elections. Past challenges included supply shortages leading to contractor changes, pandemic disruptions, and negotiation hurdles with Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises.

Namma Metro: Nagasandra to Madavara stretch likely to open by July-end

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    3.7-km extension of Namma Metro's Green Line from Nagasandra to Madavara

    This stretch to commence commercial operations by the end of July

    Stretch includes 3 stations: Manjunath Nagar, Chikkabidarakallu and Madavara

The 3.7-kilometer extension of Namma Metro’s Green Line from Nagasandra to Madavara is expected to commence commercial operations by the end of July, after overcoming a five-year delay. This segment includes three stations: Manjunath Nagar, Chikkabidarakallu (formerly Jindal Nagar), and Madavara (BIEC), with a total project cost of Rs 298 crore.

Initially slated for an August 2019 opening, the project faced numerous setbacks. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) also constructed 3 kilometers of roads to improve access to Anchepalya village and surrounding areas.

Also read: Bengaluru: Controversy surrounds metro over new rule imposing fines on extended station stays

The new stretch will significantly ease travel for thousands of visitors to the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre and benefit residents of Madanayakanahalli, Makali villages, and Nelamangala, with the terminal station being just 6 kilometers away.

BMRCL Managing Director M Maheshwar Rao reportedly stated, “Track works have just been completed. Testing will take place over the next couple of months, aiming for a July-end operational launch.”

Station painting, granite laying, and system works (electrical and signaling) are pending but are targeted for completion by June. Following trial runs and inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, the line is expected to open by July-end. The current Green Line trains will service the new stations, ensuring seamless operations.

The project encountered several issues, including a recent labour shortage due to workers leaving for festivals and elections. Past challenges included supply shortages leading to contractor changes, pandemic disruptions, and negotiation hurdles with Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises.

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