The construction of the station box of the Vidhana Soudha underground metro station on Namma Metro’s east-west corridor is almost complete and workers have started filling the gaps of the huge trench.The station will come up between Vidhana Soudha and the High Court on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Road.Due to absence of pillars commuters get an unhampered view of the station.In order to bring the station site to its original level a 1.4 m thick roof slab is placed to withstand the weight of the station box and the soil to be filled above it.The roof slab replaces concrete columns which obstruct
the free movement for commuters.
Further column less construction adds aesthetics to the construction.According to a senior official the stationbox is built with strong concrete reinforcement.The station walls of the box are one metre thick and the concourse slab is 0.75 m thick.For uniform construction of walls a specially fabricated steel gantry of 10 metre wide and 6 metre high is used.The entire station box is coated with a bituminous membrane of 3 mm thick that act as a waterproofing agent.The
station box is 13 metre long and 24 metre wide near the Gopala Gowda Circle and towards the General Post office which is to be completed.The station box is expected to be completed by August this year.