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Namma Metro Phase 2 is on track


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Tracks are being laid on 72 km; construction of elevated line from Yelachenahalli to Anjanapur and Nayandahalli to Kengeri and stations on the stretch in final stages.
Preparation for laying the tracks for 72 km of Namma Metro’s Phase II are in full swing. The laying of tracks will cost about Rs 455 crore. Construction of the elevated line (viaduct) and stations too along this line are in progress. The work on construction of an elevated line from Yelachenahalli to Anjanapur Township and Nayandahalli to Kengeri is in the final stage.
Work on construction of the line from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield, Hesaraghatta to BIEC, RV Road to Bommasandra and Gottigere to Nagawara is also in progress. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has set a deadline of 2018-end to commence commercial operation from the elevated line of Yelachenahalli to Anjanapur Township.
A tender has been called for laying tracks on all these lines. The track will be laid on the Metro’s elevated and tunnel lines. The contractor will be instructed to manufacture the 72 km-long track as per the guidelines of the Railway department. Two pairs of Metro lines will be laid at a distance of four to five feet. The tracks will be strengthened with concrete. The concrete will help reduce the echo produced by the running train.
The BMRCL that has 21,500 square feet of land in Peenya will provide free land to the contractors who manufacture the tracks. The company that bags the contract will have to conduct testing of the tracks too. A BMRCL official said, “After they begin operation, Metro trains will be serviced every day. Tracks are also needed at depots and we are getting ready to call for a tender in this regard. Tracks will also be laid at a height of some feet at the depots to help servicing of the Metro cars,” he added. After the tracks are laid, the work on fixing the yellow tape to the third rail will begin. The third rail system is a method of providing electric power to a Metro train through a continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track. In the second phase, the BMRCL had decided to go for overhead traction system to reduce the project cost and to save electricity. “As the third rail system has proved its quality, it was decided to go ahead with it,” the official said.

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