After Metro phase 2, reach Mysore 45 mins faster

After Metro phase 2, reach Mysore 45 mins faster

Namma Metro has some good news for regular commuters to Mysore. Once the phase 2 of the project is up and running - as part of which the East-West line will be extended upto the Kengeri satellite town - one can reach the City of Palaces 45 minutes earlier than usual. 

This was disclosed by N Sivasailam, Managing Director  of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), while delivering a talk on ‘Namma Metro’ at the Rotary House of Friendship on Monday.

Sivasailam said, currently, passengers to Mysore and beyond, from the heart of the City, had to pass through dense traffic. Once the Metro line to Kengeri is completed, these passengers could take KSRTC buses from Kengeri onwards.

About the progress on phase 1, Sivasailam said tunnelling work between Central College and Vidhana Soudha was expected to be completed by October.

Tunnel boring work on this stretch was coming across pure granite and at Central College, the accumulation of granite was two-metre deep, he said. Sivasailam said phase 1 is expected to get over by the end of 2013. He said, two-level station works at Majestic may take four more months to complete.   

Longest tunnel in India

Sivasailam said as part of phase 2 of Namma Metro, BMRCL is set to dig the longest tunnel in the country - upto 12 km long. He said the tunnel is part of the arterial line between Gottigere and Nagawara.

Since the stretch is densely populated, Metro will go underground to save demolition of structures and land acquisition costs. This line will connect crucial zones like MG Road and Cantonment Railway station.

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