Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The SMEC India Pvt. Ltd., which was awarded a contract worth Rs 8.3 crores to provide detailed design consultancy services for the 57-km Blue Line (Central Silk Board – KR Puram – Airport) of Bangalore Metro Rail project, has recently unveiled the design of metro stations to be built on the corridor.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is extending the city’s Mass Rapid Transit system through Phases 2A & 2B of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project. This will extend the metro line on the Outer Ring Road line and provide a new Airport Line.
The new stretch forms an arterial link in the city, connecting to the airport and various key economic and residential hubs. A total of 30 stations will be built on this corridor at Central Silk Board, HSR Layout, Agara, Ibbaluru, Bellandur, Kadubeesanahalli, Kodibeesanahalli, Marathahalli, ISRO, Doddanekundi, DRDO Sports Complex, Saraswathi Nagara, Krishnarajapuram, Benniganahalli, Kasturinagara, Horamavu, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, HBR Layout, Nagawara, Veerannapalya, Kempapura, Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka, Bagalur Cross, Bettahalasuru, Doddajala, Airport City and KIAL Terminals.
In 2020, SMEC was appointed to provide detailed design for the elevated viaduct and 18 metro stations along the Outer Ring Road, from Central Silk Board to Hennur Bellary Road (HBR) Layout.
"Our specialists are delivering complicated and varied design concepts, including concept to construction drawings on architecture, structure, electrical elements, plumbing and drainage, fire detection, fire-fighting services and traffic diversion plans. Our role also includes a review of other elements such as alignments, temporary works and as-built drawings," said SMEC India.
Architectural concepts and designs, which are being delivered in BIM, maximise property development areas and optimise space in the stations for commercial opportunities. The station buildings will reflect Bangalore’s "Garden City" ethos while ensuring safety, sustainability, and high performance.
Bangalore is one of India's most congested cities. While metro rail systems are already in operation in some parts of the city, this project will significantly improve public transportation solutions and benefit more than 11 million residents.