The long-pending Namma Metro work on the Central Silk Board-KR Puram-Kempegowda International Airport route (Blue Line) has gained pace as two pillars between Bellandur and Iblur section on ORR Metro have been completed, while test piling work is progressing well on airport Metro. Chief PRO, BMRCL, BL Yashwanth Chavan informed that BMRCL has awarded Afcons Infrastructure Ltd the work order to build Central Silk Board–Kodibeesanahalli Metro section. Shankaranarayana Constructions received the contract for the remaining Kodibeesanahalli-KR Puram section and the completion deadline for both ORR and KIA Metro is 2024. Every third train from Central Silk Board will be extended to the airport terminal station with an average speed of 34kmph and BMRCL will deploy 16 six-coach rakes on ORR Metro by 2024.
Nagarjuna Construction Company has been awarded the contract for all three civil construction packages from KR Puram to KIA (36km). The entire line will be elevated, except at the Yelahanka Air Force fly zone and inside the airport area. At Yelahanka Air Force fly zone, there is a height restriction while inside the airport area, the alignment switches from elevated to at-grade from the KIA boundary and a service road, 6m in width, is set to be provided around the stations for integration with BMTC buses to ensure last-mile connectivity for passengers.