Alignment defect: Metro replaces span on Phase 2


Alignment defect: Metro replaces span on Phase 2

A defect in the alignment of a segment on the East-West extended metro line has forced the BMRCL to remove the entire span between the two pillars near the upcoming Nayandahalli metro station under Namma Metro Phase 2.

The stretch is part of the extension of the East-West metro line from Mysore Road to Kengeri (6.5 km), delayed by more than a year due to various reasons, including the IL&FS crisis.

A source in the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said a decision to remove the span (a string of several individual segments) was taken as a precautionary measure.

“There was a problem in the alignment of one of the nine segments in the span. Officials assessed the best way to address it and prescribed removing the entire span on the grounds that metro standards cannot be compromised,” the source said. Read more

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