Legal hurdles delay Metro work at Peenya

Legal hurdles delay Metro work at Peenya

BMRCL is hoping to open Northern line by Dec

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has admitted that not everything is hunky dory on the opening of the Peenya Northern line scheduled for December this year.

BMRCL, in its latest newsletter, said: “We are focussed on the opening of the Northern line up to Peenya scheduled for December 2012. However, there are some issues of concern.”

The letter said that one of the news was the litigation concerning the acquisition of land for construction of the Sandal Soap Factory Station which has been going on for over three years and substantial construction work at the station is held up for want of the said land.

“This has also affected the schedule of systems work like track, traction, signal and telecom in the reach,” BMRCL said.

Waiting for approval

Further, stating it is also awaiting the approval of Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, Bangalore, for the construction of 66m-span cast-in-situ viaduct over the Railway line at Malleswaram, it said: “This is pending for want of formal clearance of Design Basis Report of Metro civil infrastructure construction by RDSO and Ministry of Railways since April, 2011.”

However, the Corporation expressed satisfaction over the construction work of the Kempegowda (Majestic) Station, which is expected to scale up to its peak activity in about two-three months.

Tunnelling work

“Tunnelling work in the East-West Corridor is going on at all locations barring on the Railway land at the Supervisor’s Training Centre (STC) area,” the Corporation said, adding that communications have been addressed to Ministry of Railways and the Centre to work on railway lands at the Supervisor’s Training Centre (STC) area. 

Approval for the same is awaited but the work in this location is about eight months behind schedule for want of access.

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