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Metro Phase II awaiting clearance from Centre

Rohith B R, Bangalore, Dec 7, 2012, DHNS :

The project will connect ITPL with Baiyyappanahalli

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), which plans to kickstart the Namma Metro Phase II extending the East-West line from Baiyyappanahalli to ITPL, is waiting for the Centre’s nod for the same.

Stating this, BMRCL Managing Director N Sivasailam, said the proposed elevated 15.5-km stretch, is crucial as it connects several IT companies besides residential areas along the route.

The East-West extension line will commence at the south side of Bangalore-Chennai railway line at Baiyyappanahalli running along Kasturinagar Road and Outer Ring Road before reaching Old Madras Road.

Thereon, the alignment, said a senior BMRCL official, would extend towards Whitefield Road touching ITPL and Satya Sai Ashram, Whitefield.

The corridor, he explained, would comprise as many as 14 stations — Jyothipuram, KR Puram, Narayanapura, Mahadevapura, Garudacharpalya, Doddanakkundi, Visvesvaraya Industrial Estate, Kundanahalli, Vaidehi Hospital, Satya Sai Medical Institute, ITPL, Kadugodi, Ujwala Vidyalaya and Whitefield.

According to Sivasailam, among other corridors of priority in Phase II include RV Road to Bommasandra (connecting Electronic City) and Mysore Road terminal to Kengeri.

The new line between R V Road and Bommasandra , officials pointed out, would stretch up to 18 km and have 16 stations — Ragigudda Temple, Jayadeva Hospital (interchange station of Gottigere-IIBM Nagawara line), BTM Layout, Silk Board, HSR Layout, Oxford College, Muneswara Nagar, Chikkabegur, Basapura Road, Electronic City, Hebbgagodi and Bommasandra.

The Kengeri line, along the Mysore Road median to reach Kengeri Station will have five stations — Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore University Cross, RV College of Engineering and Kengeri.

In all, the Metro Phase II, comprising four extension lines and two new lines, a total length of 72 km, is estimated to cost Rs 26,405 crore and commissioned by 2017-18.


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