Press Esc to close
Friday 01 August 2014
News updated at 3:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 20.2°C
In Bangalore
Cloudy sky

Plan for Metro phase 2 by Aug

S Praveen Dhaneshkar, Bangalore, DH News Service:

Detailed Project Report expected to be approved by 2010

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is going ahead with phase 2 of the project, progress being made in phase 1 notwithstanding.


Sources in ‘Namma Metro’ said the Detailed Project Report (DPR) being done by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be ready by August 2009. “In phase 2, the Metro alignment will be extended from Puttenahalli Cross to the NICE expressway.
Sanction/Approval for it is expected from the Centre and State in 2010.

Ridership survey

The DMRC is evaluating traffic density and conducting ridership survey at present. It will be submitted to BMRCL in August” informed highly placed sources.


BMRCL has already extended the Metro corridor by 9 km, from the original 33 km by including Hesaraghatta Cross to Yeshwantpur in the North Extension (5.6 kms) and connecting Puttenahalli to the R V Road Terminal in the South Extension (3.7 kms). 

Once operational, the Peenya depot will cater to the train on North-South corridor while the Baiyappanahalli depot will house the train operating on the East-West corridor for maintenance, overhaul and night halt facilities.

Extension granted

Meanwhile, the BMRCL board that met in New Delhi recently has granted an extension to PSU major BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited) for signing of the contract agreement for supply of rolling stock (train coach).

The revised date is May 13. Rotem and Mitsubishi were part of the consortium.

Deadline set

BMRCL had set a deadline of April 2 to sign the agreement. But, the PSU major failed to do so, resulting in BMRCL extending the last date to April 22.

 “Again BEML Limited failed to adhere to deadline and sought an extension upto May 13. If they do not sign the contract by May 13, we will initiate legal action against the defaulter as per the contract” added sources in BMRCL.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An man holds a cycle and wades through a flooded street as it rains in Mumbai. Heavy rainfall...

An man holds a cycle and wades through a flooded street as it rains in Mumbai. Heavy rainfall...

A traditional Teej procession at Tripolia Gate in Jaipur on Thursday...

A traditional Teej procession at Tripolia Gate in Jaipur on Thursday...

Gold medal winner Vikas Shive Gowda of India throws the discus in the final at Hampden Park...

Gold medal winner Vikas Shive Gowda of India throws the discus in the final at Hampden Park...

South Africa's Rhett Halkett, right, vies for the ball with India's Chandanda Nikkin, during...

South Africa's Rhett Halkett, right, vies for the ball with India's Chandanda Nikkin, during...

Arvind Panwar makes his way towards the finish line in the Men's Time Trial during...

Arvind Panwar makes his way towards the finish line in the Men's Time Trial during...

Dipa Karmakar of India performs during the women's gymnastics vault apparatus final at the 2014...

Dipa Karmakar of India performs during the women's gymnastics vault apparatus final at the 2014...

Babita Kumari wrestles with Canada's Brittanee Laverdure during the women's Freestyle...

Babita Kumari wrestles with Canada's Brittanee Laverdure during the women's Freestyle...

People at waterlogged Shivaji Chowk, Bhiwandi after heavy rains near Mumbai on Thursday...

People at waterlogged Shivaji Chowk, Bhiwandi after heavy rains near Mumbai on Thursday...

NDRF personnel with a body of a victim of landslide at Malin village on Thursday...

NDRF personnel with a body of a victim of landslide at Malin village on Thursday...

A crack seen on the highway caused by the erosion due to heavy rains at Kasara Ghat...

A crack seen on the highway caused by the erosion due to heavy rains at Kasara Ghat...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523