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The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRC) is all set to begin the underground tunneling work of Namma Metro Phase II project (Reach 6). Total nine tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be deployed to build the 13.92 km long stretch from Dairy Circle to Nagawara. This underground stretch is part of Gottigere–Nagawara corridor.
Sources said that the BMRC has set 2023 as the target to complete the tunnel work of phase II project, which includes the construction of 12 new underground stations.
The BMRC has selected the contractor for building the underground tunnel from Vellara Junction to Pottery Town in two packages which has commenced preliminary work. Now the metro authority is in the process of finalising the contracts for two other packages one from Dairy Circle to Vellara Junction, and other from Pottery Town to Nagawara.
Explaining on the development, Ajay Seth, Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, said that the contractor has begun work at Vellara Junction and other areas. The land identified has been barricaded and properties identified for the project are getting cleared. The contractor will deploy TBMs after creating tunnel shafts at identified locations, as reported by The Hindu.
According to the BL Yeshwanth Chavan, CPRO of BMRCL, out of the nine TBMs, four will start tunneling work from Shivajinagar likely in three months and two of them will move towards Vellara Junction and the other two towards Cantonment station. These TBMs will carry out the work under busy areas such as Shivajinagar, Tannery Road, and Pottery Town.
The contractor of the first two packages is studying the condition of the buildings. Like in Phase I, all precautionary measures will be taken, including providing support to the buildings, and even temporarily rehabilitating inhabitants, if required. This will happen when the TBMs are close to the structures.
Sources said that the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) is in the process of acquiring around 300 properties for execution of the work.
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