BMRCL snubbed public but obeyed Limbavali

BMRCL snubbed public but obeyed Limbavali

As residents who are set to lose properties by realignment of Namma Metro’s Phase II near Jayadeva Hospital continue their protests, it has emerged that the implementing authorities had ignored public demand but heeded a minister’s request for a change in the alignment in the Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield section. 

Informed sources say the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and the government had rejected residents’ pleas to consider changing the alignment on the said stretch. 

The corporation, however, agreed to make the changes after former Minister for Higher Education, Aravind Limbavali, wrote to the authorities concerned. The changes include deletion of one of the stations — Narayanapura Station — on the stretch.

In a reply to Limbavali, a copy of which is with Deccan Herald, N Sivasailam, Managing Director, BMRCL, said: “The High Power Committee has agreed to the proposal of deletion of Narayanapura station near Mahadevapura police station...” Limbavali had sought deletion of the said station as it involved acquisition and demolition of many properties. 

Besides, it was requested to locate Mahadevapura station near Mahadevapura police station and to shift the Garudacharpalya station longitudinally by 80 metres towards Whitefield and to acquire minimum width of land on south side for the station length.Sivasailam’s letter also says that the HPC accepted both the proposals. 

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