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Old 5th August 2022, 13:57   #19816
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The U-grider technique being used now will certainly cut down the overall time for the completion of the project, no doubt, by years. But I think the barriers will remain till almost that completion date. Even once the spans are completed, they will have to barricade the area while they do track work, finishing, stations, etc. And going by what we've seen in the other sections of the metro, while we can remain optimistic, the reality is that 2025 is not going to happen and the road is going to be a mess till it finally finishes.

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but the barriers in whitefield main road were removed only a couple of months back, with the metro scheduled to open by Dec 2022.
I think a Dec 2022 opening of that stretch is highly unlikely. The following video seems very recent

At the 1:00 minute mark the missing section at the Tin Factory Station is still visible. So that needs to be done, track work, signalling, trial runs, inspection and certification (which going by the past sections, takes months even after everything is ready). So more probably March-June 2023. (I'm a big fan if the metro, use it a lot, and rooting for it to cover Bangalore as quick as possible, but the only thing certain about any Namma Metro deadline is that it will be missed!)

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Old 5th August 2022, 13:58   #19817
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Evening traffic in Hebbal flyover. The old issues have been completely resolved. Notice how the flyover is completely empty at 11:30pm. Our Bangalore traffic police are doing great work.

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Old 5th August 2022, 14:43   #19818
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Have not taken it, but since it starts from KSR, it should be on time. Even if it gets delayed reaching, you have plenty of buffer time. I assume the intention is to just try it out? Otherwise for a 10.20am flight , a cab or a bus would be more convenient as you would only need to start by say 6.30-7pm.
Yes, intention was just to try it out. Wasn't sure that the airport shuttle runs on time from this link station and all. As you said I would mostly take a cab considering the time I have. I will just try out the MEMU on another day.
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Old 6th August 2022, 22:24   #19819
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The good thing about the ORR metro line so far is that construction is happening very fast.
Have never seen any of the metro construction in the city progress so fast. So fingers crossed.
That's true. It is a non-stop day and night work. Every day there are new pillars coming up. Atleast some 30-40 of those drilling rigs are deployed throughout the Ring Road for this project. Guess there is no issue at all with funding.

Holding the ORR like this until 2025 without removing the barricades is going to be a nightmare. Even now with about 50% IT crowd on the road, it is a chaos. Imagine the situation if it gets to 100% by next year. On the other hand this can be an excuse to continue the hybrid work model.

OT: How do they ensure these tall drilling rigs stay straight without toppling. Its engine bay and cabin covers only so much base for such a tall structure. For a second I always gets scared passing beside these super tall machines.

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Old 12th August 2022, 06:28   #19820
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That's true. It is a non-stop day and night work.
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Have never seen any of the metro construction in the city progress so fast. So fingers crossed.
Even the other lines were constructed rapidly, and then there would be a pause because some crucial station or part of the line would be held up due to some legal or political issues. This is probably why E. Sreedharan of the Delhi Metro fame was not recruited for Namma Metro.
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The U-grider technique being used now will certainly cut down the overall time for the completion of the project, no doubt, by years. But I think the barriers will remain till almost that completion date. Even once the spans are completed, they will have to barricade the area while they do tra!)
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Holding the ORR like this until 2025 without removing the barricades is going to be a nightmare. Even now with about 50% IT crowd on the road, it is a chaos. Imagine the situation if it gets to 100% by next year. .
I think the barricades will be removed sooner in this case due to the U girder tech. Compared to before, if you see the process is greatly simplified and made quicker. Earlier, the barricades would come up from the point the piling rigs would drill holes, casting of pile caps, pillars, pillar cap, assembling of gantry cranes, launching of segments, building the parapet walls. Here, from the point the pillar caps are assembled and U girder placed, its as good as done. We don't need barricades to be placed for track work. That is the reason in the sections where the pillars are complete, they have already moved in the barricades on one side and kept the other side intact for their own movements.

Hence apart from the places where stations will come up, work will be completed much quicker on the ORR metro. The stations itself will be the bottleneck to be worried about.
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Old 13th August 2022, 11:01   #19822
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MES ROB closed, expect Yeshwathpur & Mekhri circle to be clogged :-(
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MES ROB closed, expect Yeshwathpur & Mekhri circle to be clogged :-(
https://www.deccanherald.com/city/be...k-1135710.html
This is year 2022 and seasoned journalists have not learnt to put a simple graphic from Google Maps showing the route that is closed... Sigh!

For an intermittent commuter to that side, reading the article makes no sense to me. Will it impact me with traffic jams if I wanted to travel via Hebbal to somewhere outstation after Nelamangala? I need to spend another 15 mins on google maps researching this ...
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Old 13th August 2022, 14:24   #19824
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This is year 2022 and seasoned journalists have not learnt to put a simple graphic from Google Maps showing the route that is closed... Sigh!
What about our police babus? They too have stuck to their roots - good old thoroughly indecipherable Raj format circulars.

I think the NGT should pass a law (can they?) to mandatorily retire our bureaucrats after 5 years along with any fossilized laws that pollute our common sense.
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Not Bangalore city per-se, but any idea of Bangalore-Nelamangala ? The stretch all the way upto nelamangala is marked with broken red line, on g-maps
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Not Bangalore city per-se, but any idea of Bangalore-Nelamangala ? The stretch all the way upto nelamangala is marked with broken red line, on g-maps
Only the brave, the desperate or the illiterate venture into that area now
Diversionary tactic: Work in progress throws North-West Bengaluru off gear

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Hebbal saga continues...
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One more flyover to be dismantled and another one built?! They're just playing with us, this is getting obvious that all they want is to push multi-crore road infra projects with no real long-term plan or quality in mind, just to loot money! All new road projects should be scrapped at least till the Metro line is completed there. And that money should be diverted into maintaining exiting road infra (but not white-topping! just use good quality tar!), enforcement of traffic rules strictly on the roads (clear parked vehicles, stop wrong side driving, enforce lane discipline). That will go a long way to ease the traffic congestion without these new multi-crore flyover projects that basically move the jam from one place to another (and move our tax money into politician's and sub-standard road contractor's hands - which is of course the whole point!).

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Only the brave, the desperate or the illiterate venture into that area now
not able to make out what's the work being done. I know that elevated road towards Tumkur was closed in December, testing was done, and then only LMV were allowed. But no clear news on the current work being done, and the planned duration of the work.
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One more flyover to be dismantled and another one built?!
The entire set of lanes need to be widened. I could give the loop for Tumkur side towards Mehkri circle some space, but the one where the traffic coming from Nagavara cutting across the traffic coming in the opp direction to join this new loop doesnt look logical.

Even if they do this re-routing, the down ramp towards the city is way too narrow. Needs 4 lanes a side, while it's just two in that last stretch as we approach the police station there.

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Old 19th August 2022, 19:19   #19830
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The entire stretch from ITC Windsor Bridge to Hebbal is a mish-mash of brain-dead traffic management ideas, and needs a complete do-over, instead of tossing a few hundred crores down the drain every few years on new 'ideas'.
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