Metro Phase I test run by 2015-end, says Siddaramaiah

Metro Phase I test run by 2015-end, says Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah exuded confidence that the test run of the ‘Namma Metro’ Phase I, comprising 40 stations across 42.3 km, would be completed by the end of 2015.

In his written reply to questions raised by Congress MLA N A Haris in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, the chief minister said that Rs 12,000 crore had been spent on the phase I and another Rs 13,845 crore was required to complete the entire phase.

He said that for phase II, works such as geo-technical studies, designing, shifting of utilities, etc, have been completed. The process of inviting tenders for allotting work has also begun, he added.

Replying to BJP member C N Ashwath Narayan, Siddaramaiah said that by June 30 next year, the road history project based on GIS would be ready. The chief minister said that the project had been delayed since the BBMP was busy attending to transfer of engineers, solid waste management issues, among others.

Sankey tank encroachment
The chief minister said that a person by name M A Parthasarthi had encroached upon one acre and six guntas of the Sankey tank area in Malleswaram.

Replying to Ashwath Narayan’s question, Siddaramaiah said that the Bengaluru deputy commissioner had been asked to ascertain the boundary of the tank.

Replying to questions by BJP MLA R Ashoka, the chief minister said that around 1,200 to 1,800 complaints were being received every month on overflow of drainage on to roads.

He said that there were as many as 1,50,600 soak pits in the City. But sometimes they get damaged due to the movement of vehicles. However, these problems are attended to soon after complaints are received, he added.

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